A loan of $4,275 helped a member to purchase wholesale fabric.

Central Alpacoma Group's story

The communal association, “CETNRAL ALPACOMA”, will begin the fifth cycle of Pro Mujer, as part of the Focal Center of Villa Exaltación. The association is made up of 8 members, and a directive table manages it where Mrs. Gricela is the secretary. The businesses that the members of the communal association carry forward vary, among them exist: selling clothes, making sweaters, selling meat, selling cheese, cafeteria services.

The loan that they are requesting will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs of which Mrs. Gricela is a member. She states that it has been 2 years since she has been a member of Pro Mujer, joining in at the invitation of a friend that is a client of the institution. Currently, she has a business in a workshop making clothes for men. She indicates that she opened this business alongside her partner. When she met her partner, he already had a sewing workshop and that is why he taught her, slowly, sewing techniques.

The loan she is requesting now is to increment her capital (to purchase wholesale fabrics) that she will acquire from the wholesale sellers of the city of El Alto. After she makes the clothes, she will sell her products in a marketing space.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the health area and the training offered by the institution.

In the photograph one of the members is absent; she left for personal reasons.

In this group: Nora, Luxana Lidia, Juana Tomasa, Aracely Virginia, Marina, Carmen Rosa*, Gricela, Cecilia Basilia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Luisa Islas

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