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Total loan: $5,875

Flor De Pera Group

El Alto, La Paz Department, Bolivia / Agriculture

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A loan helped to buy seeds in bulk.


Flor De Pera Group's story

The Communal Bank named “Flor de Pera” (Pear Flower) is starting its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Community Center. This group consists of nine members and is led by a Board of Directors in which Sra. Maria serves as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling fruit, selling food, and selling clothes.

This loan will benefit small entrepreneurs such as Sra. Maria. She says that she joined Pro Mujer four years ago after receiving an invitation through a mass promotion that was conducted by the organization in her area. Maria currently has a business in which she sells fruit. She is knowledgeable about his business because she learned the trade several years ago from her parents who were in the same line of work. Maria helped them when she was a girl.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying seeds in bulk. She will acquire them from the wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz and then cultivate her land for a future harvest. Working in this manner enables her to generate income for supporting her family financially. Maria is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Maria said that she enjoys the training seminars offered by the organization.