A loan of $6,225 helped a member to buy fabric wholesale.

Takeshi Group's story

The “TAKESHI” communal bank will begin its fifth cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Santiago II Center. It is made up of twelve members and is led by a board of directors of which Norma is the president. The businesses that the members have are varied. Among them are: selling perfume, selling salchipapa, weaving tablecloths, sewing dresses, selling food, sewing pants, a neighborhood store, a carpentry shop, selling American clothes, selling beer, and selling cleaning supplies.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small businesswomen, including Norma. She says that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago at the invitation of a friend who is a client of the institution. Right now, she has a business sewing wedding dresses. She says that she learned to make the dresses at a trade school. Later, she decided to use the skill as a source of income, because they sell well.

The loan she will take out now is to increase capital by buying fabric wholesale. She will acquire the fabric from wholesalers in the city of La Paz and after making the dresses, she will sell them in her sales space. this work allows her to generate resources for her family, since she is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the trainings, the savings and the health programs offered by the institution.

In this group: Norma, Susana Felipa, Sandibel, Jacqueline Fanny, Celia, Constancia, Wilson Jose, Yocelin, Nicole Edza , Jenny , Alcira, Lorenzo
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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