A loan of $1,625 helped a member to buy soft drinks, groceries, and oil.

Flor De Habas Group's story

Flor de Habas Communal Bank will start its first loan cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Copacabana regional office. It's made up of 10 members and governed by a board of directors of which Rita is the president. The various businesses carried out by the communal bank members are braided rugs, cheese sales, milk sales, and neighborhood store.

Their loan will benefit small business women such as Rita. She says it's the first time she's a member of Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of a counselor from the institution who visited her at home. Currently she has a neighborhood store, a business she learned on her own several years ago.

This loan is to increase capital by buying soft drinks, oil, and groceries, which she'll acquire from wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz and later sell in her sales stall. This job allows her to generate resources to support her household as much as possible, because she lives in a common-law relationship and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer she responds that she likes the savings and the health and loan trainings.

Rosalía's not in the photograph because she had work activities to do.

In this group: Rita, Sandra , Simona , Wilma, Clarivel, Bernarda , Rosa Lourdes, Rosalia *, Matilde, Graciela
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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