A loan of $2,625 helped a member to purchase cuts of blankets.

Tarapaca Ii Group's story

The "Tarapaca II" Community Association is beginning its first loan with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Focal Center. It is made up of 8 members and is administered by a board of directors, of which Felipa is the president. Loans that members of this community association are taking out are varied, and include: blanket sales, CD sales, food sales, slipper sales, sewing machines, and vegetable sales.

The loan that they will receive will benefit small businesses where Felipa is a member. She reports that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago after her sister-in-law, who is a member of the institution, invited her. She currently has a business weaving blankets. She learned this business when she watched her co-workers at a previous job make these products. With a small amount of capital from Pro Mujer, she began her independent business.

The loan that she will receive is to increase working capital by purchasing cuts of blankets in bulk. She will obtain these from bulk distributors in the city of El Alto and later make and sell them to order. This job allows her to earn money to support her family, since she is married with three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the health area and training that the institution offers.

In this group: Felipa, Julia, Flora Vanesa, Hilda, Olga Cristina, Petrona, Agripina, Lucia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Meghan Rishel

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