A loan of $2,075 helped a member to buy seeds.

Flor De Papa Group's story

The “FLOR DE PAPA” community bank are starting their second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Exaltación regional office. The group has seven members and is run by a board of directors. The bank's secretary is Verónica. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include services, farming, production and selling crops.

Verónica tells us that this is the first time she has belonged to Pro Mujer. She joined through an invitation from a loan officer who came to her house. She currently has a farming business which she has been working in for years. She learned the business from her parents.

The loan that Verónica is taking out will be used to grow her business. She will buy seeds in La Ceja and, when they have grown, she will sell her crops to order. This work allows her to make the income she needs to support her family. She lives together with her partner and has one child.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Verónica replied that she likes the loans.

In this group: Venancia, Flora Lorenza, Isidora, Verónica, Benedicta, Bibiana, Cecilia Jimena

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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