A loan of $2,125 helped a member to buy supplies for her food business.

Barrio Lindo Group's story

The BARRIO LINDO community bank is entering its fourth round of funding as part of Pro Mujer, a division of the Panamericana Center. The group has eight members, headed by a board. Virginia is the president of the board. The members operate a range of businesses that include: plastic sales; food sales; a corner grocery; tailoring services; general crafts; sewing businesses; and hairdressing services.

The loan will support small businesses. Virginia tells us that she joined Pro Mujer three years ago, after receiving an invitation to join from a friend. She has a food business now. She helped her aunt start the business and joined in to operate it later.

Virginia will use the loan to buy the ingredients she needs (flour) to continue the business. She will buy the flour from a market in El Alto, use it to make "relleno" and sell what she makes from a market stall. The business provides her with the resources she needs to support her family. She is married and has three children.

When we asked Virginia what she likes about Pro Mujer, she told us that she likes the health and financial training the bank provides.

In this group: Virginia , Paulina , Cecilia , Maria , Margarita, Petrona, Cecilia, Martha

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jere Wiseman

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