A loan of $4,850 helped a member purchase Vicuña fibers in bulk.

Jesus Te Ama Group's story

The lending group, "Jesus Te Ama" (Jesus Loves You) is entering its 22nd cycle in Pro Mujer as part of their German Busch regional office. The group is made up of eight members, and it is led by a board of directors of which Francisca is the president. The members of the lending group are involved in a variety of businesses including: selling meats, selling car accessories, sewing jackets, selling condiments, selling pastries, offering internet service, sewing sports equipment, sewing coveralls.

The loan that they are seeking will benefit the small businesses in the group. Francisca states that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago after being invited by her neighbor who is a member of the institution. Currently, she has a business weaving blankets from Vicuña. She tells us that she started this business many years ago with her family since they work making these crafts.

The loan will help her to increase her capital by purchasing Vicuña fibers in bulk from the traditional markets in the city of El Alto. She will later sell the blankets that she weaves in her store. This form of work allows her to generate an income to support her family since she is married and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the meetings that she has with her members.

In this group: Francisca, Vicenta, Felipa, Fanny Yola, Pascuala Andrea, Maria Victoria, Mery Martha , Mary Viviana
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Roberto Henry

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