A loan of $5,775 helped a member buy clothing in bulk.

Luz De Mi Vida Group's story

The Luz de mi Vida Community Bank will begin its eighth loan cycle with Pro Mujer. It is part of the Collpani group. There are nine members in the group led by a board of directors with Sra. Marisol as president. The members are involved in a variety of businesses such as sewing jackets, weaving blankets, selling belts, corner store, selling vests, security, selling kebabs.

The loan they are seeking will benefit small businesswomen such as Sra. Marisol. She began working with Pro Mujer a year ago at the invitation of an advisor from the institution who came to her house. She currently runs a business selling clothing, after learning about sales some years ago. As time passed and with a small amount of capital she started her own business.

The loan Marisol is now seeking will be used to buy clothing in bulk from the merchants in the town of El Alto and then resell to her customers. The income she earns will enable her to support her family as she is single and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she appreciates their concern for her wellbeing.

In this group: Marisol, Oscar Antonio, Oshin Fany, Eva Nena , Eugenia Gregoria, Maria, Casilda, Veronica, Otilia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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