A loan of $5,975 helped a member to purchase wool in bulk.

Florida Group's story

The "Florida" communal bank will begin its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Collpani, and is made up of nine members, led by officers of whom Juliana is the president. The businesses that the group members carry out are varied and among them are a butcher shop, food sales, printing T-shirts, a general store, knitting blankets, and knitting clothing.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small microenterprises, of which Juliana is part. She says that two years ago, she joined Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend who is a client of the institution. Currently, she has a business knitting and weaving blankets. She says that she began this business 18 years ago, upon finishing her courses at the technical institute where she learned how to handle wool.

The loan that they are now taking out is to increase capital (to purchase wool in bulk) that she will acquire from the wholesalers in the city of El Alto and after making them she will sell them in the traditional festivals of the city of El Alto. This type of work permits her to generate resources to support her family, since she lives with her partner and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the training and the health services that the institution offers.

In this group: Juliana , Apolinaria , Jorge Luis, Cecilia, Amalia Blanca , Helsa Estela, Jhuma , Francisca, Wetty

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris

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