A loan of $2,500 helped a member to buy rice and noodles in bulk.

Las Favoritas Group's story

The "Las Favoritas" communal bank will begin its seventh cycle with "Pro Mujer", through the Cascada regional office. Made up of nine members, Las Favoritas group is directed by a board presided over by Virginia. The members of this communal bank have various types of businesses, including: brick cutting, businesses selling plaster, food, clothes, noodle soups, jumpers and macrame blankets and grocery stores,

This loan will benefit micro businesses in Virginia's group that are in different lines of work. Virginia has said that she joined Pro Mujer two years, following an invitation from a friend who was a member of the bank. Virginia currently has a business selling food. She says that some years ago she had a cheese business but decided to start a foods business, with the help of another woman.

This loan will be used to increase stock (to buy rice and noodles in bulk) which will be bought in the shops of El Alto city and, following production, it will be sold in her sales outlet.

This type of work will allow her to generate an income to support her household. She is married with four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Virginia responds that she likes the health area.

In this group: Virginia Ines , Luisa , Consuela Julieta , Juana, Deysi Aurora, Sabina Lucia , Petrona, Romualda, Deysy Vanessa

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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