A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy clothes at wholesale price.

Mujeres Obreras Group's story

“Mujeres Obreras” (Women Workers) is a Communal Bank that will start its tenth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. It is composed of eight members, guided by a directive board presided over by Maruja. The member of the Communal Bank engage in different activities such as selling vegetables, construction services, selling meals, selling traditional skirts, managing a neighborhood store, selling blankets, selling clothes.

Maruja is one of the micro entrepreneurs forming this group, and she will benefit from the requested loan. She says she has been a member of Pro Mujer for three years, having been invited by her partner who is a member of the institution. She is currently running a clothes shop: she says she has been working for many years in this field, having learned how to sell clothes by helping her mother, and now she wants to be work independently.

The loan she is now requesting will be used to increase her working capital by buying clothes at wholesale price that she will buy from wholesalers in the town of El Alto, to then sell them according to her customers’ requests. This type of activity helps her earning an income to economically support her family, as she is single and she has three children.

When asked about what she likes of Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the seminars offered by the institution.

In this group: Maruja, Sandra Frida , Mauricia, Lourdes Severina, Fanny Beatriz, Vicente Emilio, Nicolasa , Adela Remy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Emanuela Villa

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