A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy wool wholesale.

Juntas Por Una Vida Mejor 2 Group's story

The communal bank “JUNTAS POR UNA VIDA MEJOR 2” (“Together for a Better Life 2”) will begin its first cycle at Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Senkata. The group is composed of eight members and is headed by a board in which Delia is President. The businesses that the members of the community association conduct vary and include: selling vegetables, selling clothes, blanket weaving, transport service, neighborhood store, cosmetics, and food sales.

The loan will benefit small businesses in Delia’s group. She says that she is just joining Pro Mujer; She joined through the invitation of one of the institution’s advocates who formed a group in her area. Today she has a blanket and sweater weaving business. She learned this craft from her mother several years ago, and now she makes and sells these same products.

The loan she is currently requesting is to increase her merchandise (buy wool wholesale) which she will acquire from the markets in the city of El Alto, and subsequently make products to sell to clients on request. This work will provide her with income to support her family, as she lives with her partner and two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings offered by the institution.

In this group: Delia, Felipe German, Cristina, Julia, Francisca, Marina, Rosa , Miriam

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amanda Fried

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