A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy a broaster machine.

Flor Blanca Group's story

The communal bank "FLOR BLANCA" will begin its first cycle in the Pro Mujer program at the Social Center in Alto Lima. It is comprised of ten members and led by a board of directors with Lidia as its president. The members of the communal bank have different businesses, including knitting baby clothes, making wool blankets,running a butcher shop, softdrinks and sweets store, vicuña wool spinning, sales of hotdogs and food.

The loan they are requesting will help the small business owners, including Lidia. She says she joined Pro Mujer together with her aunt by invitation from a person working at the institution. She currently has a business weaving and selling blankets. She tells us she learned the trade from an aunt who made blankets; and then she took training at an institution to improve her technique and get started in business.

The loan is to expand her business by buying a broaster machine which she will buy from distributors and set up in her shop. These two sources of income will allow her to support her family as best she can. She is single and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that it is the savings part.

Rosmery and Paula are not shown in the photograph because they had doctors' appointments.

In this group: Lidia , Cristina, Marina, Nicacia , Rosmery*, Alicia, Ines Magdalena, Juliana, Mercedes, Paula*

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sherry Bess

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