A loan of $4,000 helped a member to buy fruit.

Flor Naciente Group's story

The "FLOR NACIENTE” community bank are starting their fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Los Andes regional office. The group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which has Patricia as its president. The businesses that the members of the group are engaged in are varied and include: selling toys, selling 'chicharrón', hand-making balls, selling CDs, selling food, selling fruit, selling Avon products and sewing.

Patricia has been a member of Pro Mujer for four loan cycles. She joined through an invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling fruit. She says that she has been in this business for years. She started out supporting her mother and then started her own business in the same field.

Patricia will use the loan that she is taking out to expand her merchandise (buying fruit). She will buy her products on the border between Bolivia and Peru and then sell them in the street markets in the city of La Paz. This work allows her to make income with which to support her family. Patricia is single and has one daughter.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Patricia replied that she likes the guidance that members receive.

In this group: Patricia, Betty Noemi, Rosa Rosalia, Daniela Ninoska, Beatriz , Ruth, Veronica , Ines
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard

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