A loan of $4,325 helped a member to purchase fabric.

Las Lomas Group's story

The community bank Las Lomas will begin its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes regional office. It consists of eight members and is run by a board of directors in which Elizabeth is Secretary. The businesses managed by the community bank's members are varied and include: selling overalls, selling sweaters, selling businesses, sellling jackets, selling blankets, and selling rugs. The loan they will receive will benefit micro-entrepreneurs like Elizabeth. She says that she's been a member of Pro Mujer for four years, joining after being invited by a friend who was a member of the institution. Currently she has a sewing and clothes selling business, and states that she first undertook this line of work to help her mom's business, and then decided to set up her own shop with a loan she obtained from Pro Mujer. The loan she's going to get now is to increase the capital (the purchase of fabric) she will acquire from wholesalers in the city of El Alto and after production she'll market the goods in her shop. This job allows her to generate income to support her family, since she's single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services offered by the institution.

In this group: Sonia, Francisca , Rufina, Joselin Irene, Marisol , Richard, Elizabeth , Santusa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Manolo Rodriguez

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