A loan of $6,375 helps a member to buy flowers at wholesale prices.


Las Sonrisas Group's story

The communal bank “Las Sonrisas” will start its first loan cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of Senkata hub. It is comprised by eight members and directed by a board where Elvira is president.
The loan they will get will benefit the small businesswomen, with Elvira being a member. Currently, she has a business selling flowers. She comments, she learned this business on her own initiative many years ago.
The loan will be to increase capital (buying flowers at wholesale prices) which she will purchase from wholesalers in the city of La Paz and later sell in her place of sale. This way of work allows her to generate resources to support her family financially, because she is married and has two children.

In this group: Elvira Lourdes, Orfa, Lourdes Guillermina, Maura , Jhessica, Maria Sonia, Gabriela Yoselyn , Regis Rolando

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Mueller


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.

Manon Genouille, Kiva staff

Manon Genouille
Kiva staff


Loan details


Lenders and lending teams





Repayment schedule

Loan details



Repayment schedule