A loan of $2,250 helped a member buying arapando, iris, nard and daffodil flowers and seeds.

16 De Julio Group's story

The “16 DE JULIO” ["July 16"] communal bank is starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, at the Santiago II community office. It is made up of nine members. The executive board is composed of the president, treasurer and recording secretary. The businesses they pursue are varied: selling blankets and bedspreads; selling condiments; selling flowers; selling decorative items; running a neighborhood store; and operating an Internet café.

In the case of the president, E., she has a stable household and is married with five children, three girls and two boys. With respect to her business, E. produces and sells flowers. She learned this profession from her mother more than 20 years ago. E. reports that she buys flowers which are brought to the Rodríguez Market, but she also sells flowers that she has grown in the Yungas [a forested area of Bolivia] to sell.
When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the savings.

In this group: Eustaquia Santusa, Paola Beatriz, Alberta, Tania Marcela, Pedrona, Maria Mercedes, Verno Beatriz, Maria Elena, Sonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Linderman

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