A loan of $5,550 helped a member to buy pearls and fabric.


Rosas De Cascada Group's story

Cascada Focal Center Rosas de Cascada Communal Bank November 14, 2012 The “Rosas de Cascada” communal bank will start its 17th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board in which Ana María is Treasurer. The members carry out a variety of businesses among which are vegetable sales, cereal sales, grain sales, embroidery, grocery store and wholesale bean sales. The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen in various lines of work. One of them is Ana María. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for 16 cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business embroidering “caporal” (traditional Bolivian dance) outfits. She relates that she learned this business years ago having started out in it as an assistant. Later on she was entrusted with the materials so she could make them at home and she decided to open her own work space. The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy pearls and fabric at wholesale stores and after making them will sell them in her shop. This way of working allows her to earn resources to support her home however possible since she’s married and has seven children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health services. Dolores is missing from the photo because due to religious reasons she is not photographed.

In this group: Vicenta , Lidia , Ana Maria , Sonia Nely , Paulina , Luz Mariana, Wendy Marisol, Dolores Silvana *
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz


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