A loan of $2,350 helped a member to purchase a cow.

Flor De Peñas Group's story

The community association "Flor de Peñas" will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the "Focal Center" of Achacachi. Its eight members are organized under a governing board, where Veneranda is the president. The businesses that the members of the community association manage are diverse, but include: blanket weavers, drivers, cheese mongers, and clothing makers.

The loan received will benefit these small micro-entrepreneurs in distinct ways. Veneranda, who is an integral part, indicates that she joined Pro Mujer six months ago, upon the invitation of a promoter from the institution who visited Veneranda in her home. At present, Veneranda has a business selling cheeses, potatoes, and flour, a business she inherited from her parents who have always worked selling these items.

The loan which they have applied for will be used to purchase a cow, which they will acquire wholesale from one of the surrounding communities. Later, once it has grown, it will be sold in the city of El Alto. This business allows Veneranda to generate income to be able to help with expenses around the house, as she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Veneranda answers that she likes the savings.

In this group: Veneranda, Santusa, Sabina, Edwin, Veronica, Eusebio, Rita , Mery

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer JOHN NELSON

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