A loan of $2,625 helped a member to buy rice, noodles, flour, and other items.

Flor Kantuta Group's story

The Communal Bank “Flor Kantuta” is starting its sixth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Community Center. The group consists of nine members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Martha, the woman wearing a white shawl over her dress. The members of the Communal Bank engage in different businesses in order to get ahead such as managing a cafeteria, selling cosmetics, working as a caretaker, sewing aprons, selling food, selling “salchipapas” (sausages and potatoes), and working as a chauffeur.

Sra. Martha says that she joined a Communal Bank and Pro Mujer six years ago after receiving an invitation. She currently has a business in which she sells food.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying rice, noodles, flour, and other items. Working in this manner makes it possible for her to generate income to support her family. Martha is single and has three children.

In the photograph, Don Enrique does not appear because his culture does not allow it. However, a cousin of one of the members does appear with the group.

In this group: Martha, Lucia , Virginia, Blanca Albertina , Enrique , Ayda , Bertha, Martha , Ana Patricia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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