A loan of $3,275 helped a member to buy barley.

Rositas De Hospital Group's story

The communal bank “Rositas de Hospital” will start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of Centro Focal de Copacabana. The group has ten members, and its board president is Lindaura. The communal bank members have various businesses: selling milk, selling CDs, carpentry, selling cheese, selling livestock, and selling wool.

This loan will benefit a micro business, of which Lindaura is a partner. She says this is the first time she has been a member of Pro Mujer, which she joined when an associate of the institution came to her house. Lindaura sells milk products. Her mother taught her how to make the products, and later she decided to sell her merchandise at fairs. She will use this loan to buy barley at local fairs to feed her livestock. Her work generates income to support her household; she is single and has a son.

When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she answered that she liked the training and saving. Two of the group members do not appear in the photo because they were bringing their livestock back from the fields.

In this group: Lindaura, Ana Reina*, Fermina , Luisa Herminia , Catalina , Jaime Gregorio, Silvestre , Veronica*, Elizabeth Virginia, Juana
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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