A loan of $1,025 helped a member to buy rice, cooking oil, and pasta.


Las Margaritas Del Oriente Group's story

Communal bank 'Las Margaritas del Oriente' (the name means 'Marguerites of the East') is starting its first cycle with field partner Pro Mujer, in the framework of the focus centre of Panamericana. It has six members and an executive board, with Justina as president. The members of the group are engaged in various activities, among them food sales, ice-cream sales, and spices and peeled garlic sales. This loan will thus benefit a group of very small entrepreneurs, among them Justina. She tells us that this is her first time working with Pro Mujer. She got to know the field partner thanks to a spokesperson, who came to visit her at her house. Justina operates a food stall, as she learned cooking many years ago, when she was working in a restaurant. She now has her own business. She will use this loan to increase her working capital and buy rice, cooking oil, and pasta from the markets of El Alto. She will then prepare food to sell from her stall. The income Justina derives from her business enables her to help with household expenses, since she is married and has two children. When asked what she likes about working with Pro Mujer, she talks about health care.

In this group: Justina , Adela, Lucia , Sandra Yovana, Juana , Pilar
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer


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