A loan of $2,900 helped a member to buy corn.


Florida Group's story

The "Florida" group is starting its first loan cycle with the organization Pro Mujer. They are working with one of the organization's regional offices in Villa Adela. The group is made up of eight members and is directed by a governing board where Justina is the President. The members have developed various businesses which include: the making of macrame blankets, a neighborhood store, and the sale of various items including sweets, clothing, stuffed animal toys, food, shoes and coffee.

This loan will benefit the small businesses where Justina is a member. She has been a member of Pro Mujer for a year and a half since she was invited by her godmother, who is one of the members of the institution. Right now Justina has a business which sells food. She says that she learned about this business since she was a girl, when she helped her mother to start it.

The loan she is receiving will be used to increase her capital (to buy corn), which she will buy from wholesale vendors and later sell at the markets in the city of El Alto. This form of work permits Justina to generate income to support her family. She is single and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Justina said she likes the health services.

In this group: Justina Elena, Sonia, Blanca , Irene, Lidia Juana, Graciela Gricelda, Nely Flora, Betty

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melia Meggs


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