A loan of $5,425 helped a member to buy rice, noodles, and vegetables.

Los Lirios Group's story

The Communal Bank “Los Lirios” is starting its fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Community Center. This group consists of nine members and is led by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Enola as its president. The members of this Communal Bank engage in various businesses such as selling clothing in bulk, selling candy and soft drinks, sewing, selling food at a diner, selling beds and bedspreads, and selling regular and freeze-dried potatoes.

This loan will benefit small businesswomen such as Sra. Enola. She says that she joined Pro Mujer two years ago after receiving an invitation from a friend who is also a member of the organization. Enola currently has a business of selling food (at a diner). She has become very knowledgeable about this business since starting it 27 years ago. Enola received start-up capital from her parents since they advised her to open a business.

The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying rice, noodles, and vegetables. She acquires her supplies at the fairs in the city of El Alto and later prepares her dishes to sell in the city of Oruro. Working in this manner enables her to generate income. Enola is in a common-law relationship and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Enola said that she enjoys the topics about health and savings.

In this group: Enola, Mery, Aurelia, Isabel, Susana , Irena, Monica , Sabina, Willma
*not pictured

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details