A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy an ice cream machine.

Azucenas Group's story

The communal bank "Azucenas" will start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, working out of the central office of Villa Adela. This group has 8 members, and is led by a board of directors headed by Raquel. The members of this group have a variety of businesses including: heavy equipment driver, handicraft production, the sale of pastries, and the sale of gifts.

Raquel explains that this is her first loan cycle working with Pro Mujer; she joined at the invitation of a loan officer. She currently has a business selling pastries that she started up 3 years ago. She tells us that she started this business because it was one of her dreams to have a business making cookies.

This loan that she is taking will be used to buy an ice cream machine that she will use in her business making pastries. She will buy this machine from the wholesale vendors in La Ceja (a commercial neighborhood of the city of El Alto.) After making her products, she sells them in the Alianza neighborhood Monday through Friday from 10am until 7pm. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, since she is married and has 3 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the easy payment terms on the loans.

In this group: Raquel , Marcelina, Andrea Lourdes, Angela Edith, Elly Yonilda, Cesar, Teresa Lourdes, Maria Virginia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Lisa Grobar

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