A loan of $1,550 helped a member to buy leather.

Flor De Papa Group's story

The “FLOR DE PAPA” community bank are about to start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Adela regional office. The group has six members and is run by a board of directors which is headed by Vicenta. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: making traditional 'cholita' shoes, selling sports shoes, selling fruit, selling food, making 'polleras' (traditional skirts) and distributing cereals.

Vicenta says that she has been working with Pro Mujer for two loan cycles. She joined the institution through an invitation from her friends and neighbors. She currently has a business making and selling traditional 'cholita' shoes which she has been working in for some time.

Vicenta will use her loan to increase her capital. She will buy leather wholesale in La Ceja and then, after she has made her products, she will sell them to order. This work allows her to make income with which to support her family. She is single and has six children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Vicenta replied that she likes the health services.

In this group: Vicenta, Salome, Antonia , Olga, Feliza, Maribel Viviana

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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