A loan of $3,250 helped a member to buy clothes.

Flor De Canela Group's story

The “Flor de Canela” (The Cinnamon Flower) communal bank will begin it tenth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch regional office. It is comprised of eight members and is run by a board of directors, which is headed by Ayda. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied and include buying American clothes, making (sewing) jackets, a store, macramé weavings, selling blankets, knitting, and making (sewing) quilts.

Ayda says that she has been part of a communal bank for seven years. She joined by invitation from a friend. She currently has a business selling clothes. She has been working in this business for years, and she works together with her husband.

Her loan for this cycle is to increase her merchandise (buy clothes). She will get them in the city of Oruro, and after she works on them she will sell them in the cities of Cochabamba and Santa Cruz. This way of working allows her to support her family. She is married and has eight children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she said that she likes the loan.

Beatriz is not in the photo because she had to go to a medical appointment.

In this group: Ayda Cristina, Beatriz Veronica*, Dominga, Celia Elsa, Paola Yannet, Ana Rufina, Maria Eugenia, Monica, Celia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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