A loan of $5,450 helped a member to buy seeds.

Flor De Pera Group's story

The Communal Bank “Flor de Pera” (Pear Flower) is starting its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya Community Center. This group consists of 19 members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Florentina as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as producing fruit, producing vegetables, selling fruit, and selling vegetables.

This loan will benefit small micro-entrepreneurs, such as Sra. Florentina, who is a member of the group. She says that this is her second loan cycle since joining Pro Mujer. Florentina says that she received an invitation from a promoter from the organization who visited her house. At the moment, she has a business that involves producing and selling fruit. She says that she has been in this line of work for 35 years and started out with a small plot of land. Florentina learned her trade from her parents.

The loan she is receiving now will be used as operating capital for purchasing seeds. She will buy the seeds at the fairs in the city of El Alto. After her harvest, she will sell her products at the fairs. Working in this manner enables her to support her household. Florentina is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Florentina says that she enjoys the savings.

In this group: Florentina, Fabiana, Martha, Maria Paz, Barbara, Cristina, Francisco Javier, Florencia, Julia Andrea, Cruz, Beatriz, Leonardo, Antonia, Antonio, Prudencia, Lucia Vicencia, Moises, Lucia, Valentina Simona

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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