A loan of $5,425 helped a member to buy fruit.

Flor De Selva Group's story

The “Flor de Selva” (Jungle Flower) communal bank will start the second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Delia. The communal bank members are in a variety of businesses among which are: skirt sewing, fruit sales, book binding and food sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Delia. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for a year and a half having joined thanks to an invitation from one of the institution’s advisers that came to visit her at home. She currently has a business selling fruit, a business she started on her mother’s initiative since she helped her sell said product. Later on she decided to start her own business.

The loan she’ll take out is to increase capital. She will buy fruit from wholesalers in the city of El Alto and then resell it in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her home since she’s single and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the credit and sharing with her fellow members.

In this group: Delia Vilma, Jane Virginia, Elena Eusebia , Betty Placida, Leonarda Esperanza, Evelina Rossemary , Virginia , Sonia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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