A loan of $6,000 helped a member to buy flour.

Flor De Amapolas Group's story

The FLOR DE AMAPOLAS communal bank will begin its 14th cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Cascada center. It’s made up of eight ladies and directed by a board of directors where Angelica serves as the secretary. The members have various businesses, such as clothing sales, mattress sales, bed sales, api (non-alcoholic maize drink) sales, candy and fruit sales, vegetable sales, and neighborhood stores.

This loan will help their small businesses, of which Angelica is a part. She has been with Pro Mujer for 15 years, having joined on the invitation of a friend who was part of the institution. [Angelica] has a bread business and learned this from her mother, who use to sell this product and [Angelica] later decided to do this as well.

This loan is so that she can buy flour in bulk from the companies in El Alto. She will later make bread and sell it in her stall. This work will allow her to generate income in order to maintain what she needs in her home, as she is in a common law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health care. One of the member’s daughters is shown in the photograph. [Angelica] is wearing a black sweater and red pants.

In this group: Paulina, Simona, Graciela, Angélica, Wilma, Elvira, Patricia Paulina, Brigida

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Hugo Reyes

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