A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy alpaca wool.


Rios De Agua Viva Group's story

The loan group Rios de Agua Viva will start it's first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Santago II. The group is comprised of 8 members and is directed by a board of which Eugenia is the president. The members run various businesses, including: a neighborhood store, selling clothes, selling fruit, selling shawls, selling freeze-dried potatoes called chuño, weaving shawls. The loan that they are requesting will benefit small enterprises including Paola's. She says that this is the first time that she has been a member of Pro Mujer and that she was invited by someone from the institution who went to visit her in her home. Currently, she has a weaving business and sells alpaca shawls. She tells us that she started this business recently and that she previously wove for her aunt. When she had a little capital, she decided to start an independent business. The loan she is currently requesting will be used to increase her capital to buy alpaca wool that she will get from the border between Bolivia and Chile and that later she will make and sell shawls in her sales location. This form of work enables her to generate resources to support her family as she is married and has 5 children. When she was asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the security that the institution offers.

In this group: Eugenia, Ruth Gabriela , Vanesa , Crecencia, Pastor, Valentina, Febiyny Pamela, Paula Mery
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Hynd


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