A loan of $5,600 helped a member to purchase wool in bulk.


Manitos De Oro Ii Group's story

The “MANITOS DE ORO II” communal group will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of Centro Focal de Collpani, and is comprised of eight members, and run by a board of officers of which Andrea is the president. The businesses that the group members carry out are varied and include cosmetics sales, food sales, a carpentry shop, fabric sales, clothing sales, and a transportation service.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small business owners including Andrea. She said that a year ago she joined Pro Mujer, at the invitation of a staff person who went to visit her in her home. Currently she has a business knitting sweaters. She says that she began this business a number of years ago, learning it from her mother, and it is because of this that with some capital she had saved, she decided to open an independent business.

The loan that she is taking out now is to increase her capital (to purchase wool in bulk) that she will get from the wholesale merchants in El Alto and later, after making them, will put them in her retail space. This sort of work permits her to generate resources to help support her family since she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training programs and the health area that the institution offers.

In this group: Andrea, Marizol Ema, Julia, Margarita Blanca , Guido , Lily Maria , Brigida , Alejandra Jhanet
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris


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