A loan of $2,000 helped a member to purchase fruits for resale.


Perfume De Rosas Group's story

The communal bank named "The Perfume of Roses" will be on their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer (Kiva Field Partner), as part of Centro Focal de Los Andes. It is made up of eight members and it is governed by a board of directors which is led by Alcira. The members have various types of businesses. Among them are: fruit sales, clothing sales, ladies' clothing sales, grocery store, cosmetics sales, public telephone and photocopy center, hardware store, linen sales. Alcira says that this is the first loan cycle for their communal bank with Pro Mujer and they joined following an invitation by a promoter. Currently she has had her business selling fruit for one month. The loan that she requests will be used to increase her capital funds. This business helps her generate an income to support her family in whatever possible. She lives with her common-law husband and their three children.

In this group: Alcira, Marina, Lourdes, Adela Margarita, Hugo Olver, Lorena Fatima, Susy Ana, Gloria Beatriz
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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