A loan of $2,275 helped a member to buy shampoo at wholesale.


Trabajadoras Hormiguitas Group's story

The "Thrifty Workers" Community Group will begin its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana Center. The group is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors of which Lourdys is the Secretary. The members' engage in a variety of businesses, including: making skirts, running a general store, cosmetics sales, blanket weaving, and shampoo sales.

This loan will help the small businesses that Lourdys is involved in. She recounts that she is in her second cycle with Pro Mujer, having been invited by a friend who was a member. Currently, she run a business selling shampoo, which is a business she developed on her own by watching others sell this product. She has been in this business for eight years.

The loan she is taking out now will increase her capital, by purchasing shampoo at wholesale in distribution stores in the City of El Alto and then selling them out of her home. This work allows her to earn an income to support her family, as she is single and has three children. When asked when she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the health and hygiene training offered by the organization.

In this group: Veronica , Fortunata, Lourdys , Celia , Maruja , Justina , Ximena, Bertha
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jacob Bintliff


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