A loan of $2,350 helped a member to buy cartons, paper, and gunpowder.


Flores De Ventilla Group's story

The "Flor de Ventilla" Communal Bank will initiate its first cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Regional Office of Senkata. The bank is composed of eight members and is run by a board of directors, of which Sara is president. The businesses which the communal bank's members run are varied. Among them are the sale of party favors, cosmetics, American clothing, and Internet services, as well as a fabric workshop and a neighborhood store.

This loan will benefit small business owners, of which Sara is a member. This is the first time that she is working with Pro Mujer, which she joined by invitation of one of the institution's promoters. She currently runs a business in which she sells party favors and produces jewelry. She says that she launched this business by learning from her friends and taking some technical courses, which helped her to have more confidence when opening her store.

The loan which she has requested is to increase her capital by buying cartons, paper, and gunpowder, which she will purchase wholesale from the markets in the city of El Alto. After production, she will sell the products in her stall or at a street market. This line of work allows her to generate income to support her household in every way possible. She lives in a common-law marriage and has three children.

When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the medical services.

In this group: Sara , Hilda , Nellya, Elena , Nancy, Veronica, Marlin , Lidia Candelaria
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz


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