A loan of $5,275 helped a member to buy a Broaster roasting machine.


Flor De Canela 2 Group's story

The communal bank “Flor de Canela” will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Regional Office. It is made up of twelve members and is directed by a board of directors of which Marciala is the president. The businesses that the members of the communal association pursue are varied. Included among them are: a neighborhood store, and various sales in sweets, coats, food, potatoes, and rice.

The loan that they will take out will benefit the small micro-businesses of which Marciala is a member. She indicates that this is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer, joining through the invitation of a Central Manager of the institution. Currently, she has a food-sales business. She states that she launched this business from a previous job where she provided support in the kitchen. Subsequently, with greater experience and with the resources she decided to start her own business in the food industry.

The loan that she will now take out is for the increase of capital (to purchase a Broaster roasting machine) that she will acquire from the wholesale merchants in the city of La Paz and subsequently install it in her workspace. This type of work permits her to generate an income to maintain her home in all possible ways; she is married and has eight children.

When consulted about what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health and loan trainings.

In this group: Marciala, Pablo, Peregrina, Maria, Emiliana , Hilda Adela, Maribel, Leocadia, Delia, Lucia, Elsa , Lidia Agripina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Tyler


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