A loan of $1,850 helped a member to buy clothes.

Flor De Rosas De Escoma Group's story

The "Flor de Rosas de Escoma" communal bank began will begin its first cycle with "Pro Mujer", through the Achacachi central office. The group is made up of eight members and is directed by a board, which is headed by the president, María. The members of the communal bank have businesses working in different areas including: selling fruits, cattle, meals and clothes and businesses making artisan ponchos, knitted gloves and scarves, and a grocery store.

This loan will benefit small businesses in the communal bank, of which María is a part. María tells us that this is her first time working with "Pro Mujer" and that she joined after one of the organisation's representatives came to visit her at her home. María currently has a business selling clothes and she tells us that she learned this trade helping her mother for six years. It was after this that she started her own business.

This loan will be used to increase her working capital by buying clothes at markets in the city of El Alto. María will then sell them at her own stall. This type of work allows María to earn money to support her household as best as possible. She is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about "Pro Mujer" María says that she likes the health advice that is provided, as well as the training for the loans.

In this group: Maria Antonia , Juana , Rosa, Rufina , Maruja, Nancy, Maxima, Victoria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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