A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy canned food.

Flor Kantuta Group's story

The 'Flor Kantuta' community bank are about to start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Patacamaya regional office. The group has ten members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Rosa. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: livestock raising, selling lambs, farming, neighborhood store, selling food at markets and making comforters (duvets).

Rosa says that this is the first time she has taken part in a community bank and that she currently has a neighborhood store business which she has been working in for years. She learned the business from her mom. She will use this loan to expand her range of merchandise (buying food products). She will buy these products in the city of El Alto and then sell them from her sales premises which are located in her community. This work enables her to support her family. Rosa is single and has one child.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Rosa replied that she likes the heath and loan training sessions.

The photo shows all of the people who will be receiving loans. However, two of them on the edges are only half visible.

In this group: Rosa , Maria , Aida, Mary Eugenia, Leopoldo, Maria , Martina, Florentina, Nemesia , Eduarda

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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