A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy fruits and rice.


Violetas Group's story

The Communal Bank “Violetas” (Violets) is starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Center. This group consists of seven members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Pascuala. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses to get ahead such as manufacturing blankets, selling food, providing phone service, selling rice in bulk, selling pork rinds, operating a dining hall, and selling pets.

Sra. Pascuala said that she joined Pro Mujer 1½ years ago after receiving an invitation from her neighbors. She currently has a business selling fruits and rice that she has managed for 10 years. Pascuala learned this trade from one of her cousins.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her inventory of fruits and rice. These products are harvested by the hectare in Los Yungas and then sold at her vending post. Working in this manner has enabled her to generate income to support her family as much as possible. Pascuala is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Pascuala said that she enjoys sharing with the group and participating in the health seminars.

In this group: Pascuala , Martina , Adriana , Lidia , Martha, Tereza , Jhenny Carolina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


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