A loan of $2,800 helped a member to purchase fabric.

Primavera Group's story

The Primavera community bank is starting their 27th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes regional center. The group has eight members and is led by an executive board where Elsa is the president. The group members have a variety of businesses, including dress sales, sweater sales, vegetable sales, coat sales, potato sales, clothing sales, and fruit sales.

The loan they are requesting will benefit all of their small businesses, including Elsa's. She joined Pro Mujer two years ago at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. She has a business selling clothing. She started the business after she helped her mother with her business and decided to open her own business with the help of a loan from Pro Mujer.

She is requesting this loan to increase her working capital and purchase fabric. She will make the purchases at wholesale stores in the city of El Alto and later make and sell the clothing in her store. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family, since she is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said she likes the savings the institution offers.

In this group: Elsa, Elvira, Veronica, Francisca , Daniela, Gladys, Sonia, Juana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd

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