A loan of $5,750 helped a member to purchase seeds and fodder.

Flores De Colquencha Group's story

The Community Association, “Flores de Colquencha,” is in their second business cycle with the organization Pro Mujer as a part of the community center of Patacamata. The group is made up of thirteen members and is lead by a board of directors, of which Nelly is the president. The various group members make a living in many different trades, including: transportation, vegetable sales, convenience stores, livestock sales, artisan rug braiding, yogurt sales, selling api (a traditional Bolivian dish), book sales, sewing, food sales, sheep sales, etc.

This present loan will benefit all the small business owners and group members. Nelly, the president of the group, has been a part of Pro Mujer for two years. An employee of the organization visited her at her home, and invited her to a group meeting, where her involvement began. Nelly enjoys the health aspect and benefits of the group and organization. Nelly presently runs a livestock sales business, and also farms potatoes and makes yogurt, activities she learned from her parents.

She plans to use the support from this loan to take care of her livestock and her business (to purchase feed for her animals and seeds for growing crops), and to purchase these products from her local market. She hopes that this investment will help her to strengthen her business and generate more income to help support her family. Nelly is married and has three children.

In this group: Nelly, Feliza, Lidia, Alejandra, Catalina, Ignacio, Rogelio, Teofila, Alfonza , Neyda Angela, Esperanza, Susana, Eugenia Marcelina

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Gillian Goodrich

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