A loan of $3,425 helped a member to buy wholesale sandals.

Estrellas De Wara Group's story

The “ESTRELLAS DE WARA” community bank will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Santiago II centre. It is made up of eight members and managed by board of directors chaired by Señora Cesaria. The members of the community bank run various businesses, including selling mobile phones, hot dogs and chips, food, vegetables, and wooden crafts, and buying and selling blankets, sewing duvets, and selling sandals.

The loan they take out will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs including Señora Cesaria. She says that she joined Pro Mujer ten years ago, after being invited by a friend who is a member of the organisation. She currently has a business selling sandals. She explains that she set this business up on her own initiative a number of years ago, after noting that it was a product which would always have a market.

The loan she is going to take out now is to increase capital (to buy wholesale sandals) which she will get from wholesalers in the city of El Alto. She will then sell them in her sales outlet. This way of work allows her to make money to support her family financially, as she has a partner and five children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the healthcare area offered by the organisation.

In this group: Cesaria, Roxana, Soledad Amanda , Margarita, Silvia Eugenia, Cristina, Melania, Ronald Dimar

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Chloe Pilpel

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