A loan of $4,325 helped a member to buy tennis shoes in bulk.


Estrellitas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Estrellitas” (Little Stars) is starting its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Community Center. This group consists of eight members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Sandra is the president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in different businesses such as selling tennis shoes, selling clothes, selling a variety of merchandise, selling sports equipment, knitting sweaters, and producing coats.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Sandra. She says that this is the first time she has joined Pro Mujer after receiving an invitation from of a promoter of the organization who visited her at her house. Sandra currently has a business of selling tennis shoes. She has gained knowledge of this business since she started it three years ago. Sandra learned the trade from her parents who were in the same line of work. After she had a child, she decided to become independent and start her own business.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying tennis shoes in bulk. She acquires her products from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and then sells them from her vending stall. Working in his manner enables her to generate income to support her family. Sandra is single and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Sandra said that she enjoys the training seminars and the health services offered by the organization.

In this group: Sandra, Julia , Sabino , Milca, Bertha, Gloria Consuelo , Delia Cristina, Angélica
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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