A loan of $1,050 helped a member to buy flour.

Las Flores De Progreso Group's story

The “Las Flores de Progreso” (Flowers of Progress) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana focal center. It has six members led by a governing board headed by Bertha, its President. The businesses that the members of the communal bank are in are varied. Among them we have: bakery, general store/stationery shop, popular games, neighborhood store and fish sales.

Bertha indicates that this is the first time she’s worked with Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution thanks to an invitation from a promoter. She currently has a bakery that she’s been operating for years having learned it from her parents.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy flour in La Ceja or in Desaguadero and after making the baked goods will sell them in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family since she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training.

In this group: Bertha, Maria Magdalena, Jesusa Irma , Exaltación , Rogelia, Leonor Jeaneth

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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