A loan of $4,400 helped a member to purchase glass in bulk.


San Luis Group's story

The "San Luis" communal bank will begin its thirty-first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Collpani. It is made up of eight members and is led by officers, of whom Alicia is the President. The businesses that the communal bank members carry out are varied and among them are milk and cheese sales, flower sales, an aluminum workshop, sewing T-shirts and sweaters, a glass workshop, clothing sales and fruit sales.

The loan that they will be taking out will benefit the small microenterprises of which Alicia is part. She says that twelve years ago, she joined Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a staff member who went to visit her at home. Currently, she has a business which is a glass workshop. She says that she began this business 18 years ago, since she had known how to handle glass for several years, since her father had a similar workshop.

The loan that she is now taking out is to increase her capital (purchase glass in bulk) that she will acquire from the importers in the city of El Alto and later will sell according to her customers' orders. This type of work permits her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health center that the institution offers.

In this group: Alicia, Blanca Olivia, Martha, Nelson Alafredo , Reyna Elizabeth , Sonia Veronica , Sonia Zulema, Catalina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris


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