A loan of $2,275 helped a member to buy fabric at wholesale prices.

Cubanitas De Villa Ingenio Group's story

The group “CUBANITAS DE VILLA INGENIO” will start its 7th cycle at Pro Mujer, as part of the Andes Focus Centre. It is formed by 9 members and directed by a board where Beatriz is the President. The businesses that these members have are varied, amongst them are: “salteñas” (Bolivian pastry) sales, underwear sales, “api” (Bolivian beverage made from corn) sales, fish sales, food sales, and dressmaking.

The loan requested will benefit small entrepreneurs where Beatriz is a member. She mentions that she has been with Pro Mujer for 7 cycles. She joined through a friend’s invitation who is a client of the institution. Currently she has a dressmaking shop, she indicates that she learned this business from a previous job, later on with some capital she started her independent business.

The loan requested is to increase working capital (to buy fabric at wholesale) that she will buy from the wholesalers of the city El Alto. She will then make and sell clothing as per her clients’ requests. This way she can generate resources to support her family, she lives with her common-law partner and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she indicates it’s the training that the institution provides.

One of the members chose not to be in the picture due to personal reasons.

In this group: Beatriz, Viviana, Manuela Lourdes, Silveria, Cristina , Nelly, Seina Celia, Lidia*, Martina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sofia Burt

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