A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy fabric wholesale.

Luz De Amor Group's story

Luz de Amor Communal Bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Regional Office. It's made up of eight members and governed by a board of directors of which Marcela is the secretary. The bank members carry out a variety of businesses, including vegetable sales, construction, cell phone sales, food sales, a neighborhood store, cap sales, plant sales, and making polleras [traditional skirts].

The loan they're getting will benefit small business entrepreneurs like Marcela. She said she has been a member of Pro Mujer for five years, having joined on the invitation of her husband, who's a client of the institution. Currently Marcela has a business making polleras that she started five years ago. She learned the trade in a training center and later decided to do occasional work for her friends.

Marcela's loan is to increase her capital by buying fabric, which she'll get from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and later sell on customer request. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family, because she's married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says the education the institution offers.

In this group: Narda, Sara Esperanza, Marina Delia, Maxima, Rigoberto, Johana Vicente, Marcela, Rosa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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