A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy vegetables.


Flor De Vida Group's story

The communal bank “Flor de Vida” is starting its first loan cycle with Centro Focal de Villa Adela. The group is comprised of six members, and Carmen is the president. The activities that the group members are involved in are diverse - these include the sale of kebabs, fruit salads, and other foods; one member also has a general store.

Carmen reports that the communal bank has recently formed, with assistance from the organization Pro Mujer, and that they were invited to join by a friend of hers. She currently has a business that sells food, and she has worked in this business for several years.

The loan she is currently seeking is to help re-supply her business with vegetables. She buys these in the traditional markets of El Alto and uses them to prepare dishes that she sells from her own stall. This form of work will help her to improve her family's situation, as she is married and has six children.

In this group: Carmen , Josefa, Wendy Fabiola, Aracelia, Dionicia, Marcelina Sanaye
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kevin Bohnert


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