A loan of $2,725 helped a member to buy a refrigerator.

Florecitas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Florecitas” (Little Flowers) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Community Center. The group has nine members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Hilda. The members engage in different business activities so that they can get ahead such as sewing, knitting gloves, selling chickens, selling vegetables, producing macramé, selling groceries, operating a beauty salon, and selling gloves.

Sra. Hilda says that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She joined the organization after being invited by a friend. Hilda currently manages a business in which she sells meat. She started working in this business 15 years ago with the help of her parents.

The loan she is currently seeking will be used to buy a refrigerator for preserving meat. She will buy this piece of equipment from the slaughterhouse and set aside space for it in her shop. Working in this manner allows her to generate income to support her family. Hilda is married and has three children.

When asked what she enjoys about Pro Mujer, Hilda said that she likes the biweekly payments because they allow her to pay off her loan more quickly.

In this group: Hilda, Adela, Rosa, Julia , Elena, Maria , Yola, Maria, Felix

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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