A loan of $3,625 helped a member to buy food.

Flor De Rosas Mariscal Group's story

The "Flor Mariscal" communal bank will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, through the Los Andes regional office. It is comprised of eleven members and is managed by the board of directors lead by Paulina. The businesses that the communal bank's members manage are diverse, and include weaving wool, selling fish, selling kerosene, selling vegetables, selling sweaters, selling refreshments, running a neighborhood store, and selling fried potatoes and a hot dog.

Paulina states that she joined the Pro Mujer communal bank one year ago, when she was invited by one of the promoters. Currently, she has a business selling food, which she has worked at for three years. She learned this skill from her mother.

The loan she will take out is to increase her capital by buying food, which she will purchase from the markets in the city of El Alto. After preparing the food, she will sell it at her booth Monday through Saturday. This form of work helps her to support her family. She is married and has four children.

When asked about what she likes about Pro Mujer, Paulina said that she likes the area of health; specifically, the attention given to women.

In the photo, one woman, Marcela, is only half shown because she was not well-situated when the photo was taken.

In this group: Paulina , Ceferina, Maria Beatriz, Alejandra, Agustina, Concepción Remedios, Elisavet, Dominga, Veneranda, Marcela*, Cristina
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Polenske

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