A loan of $1,900 helped a member to buy sugar, rice and cooking oil.

Flor De Chijini Group's story

The “Flor de Chijini" communal bank is beginning its first loan cycle through the Villa Adela regional office. It is made up of seven members, and María Magdalena is the chairperson. The livelihoods carried on by the group members are varied, and include: neighborhood store, selling masitas, weaving shawls, selling jewelry, and weaving alpaca shawls.

María Magdalena tells us that this is the first time she has joined a communal bank within Pro Mujer, and that she was invited to do so by a field worker. Currently she has a general store business, work she has been doing for several years.

The loan she is getting now is to increase her working capital by buying rice, sugar and cooking oil, which she will buy at the traditional markets of El Alto, then later sell at her store. This form of work supports her family in moving foward in life, as she is single, and has four children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health clinic and the savings program.

In the photo we can see María accompanying the group. She is wearing a lead grey sweater, and wanted to participate in the taking of the photo.

In this group: Maria Magdalena, Monica Magaly, Natividad, Clementina Edelfonsa, Maria Luisa, Eliana Monica , Zulma Maritza
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jeff Goldie

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