A loan of $3,350 helped a member to buy a cow.

Florcita De Chonchocoro Group's story

The “Florecita de Chonchocoro” (Chonchocoro Little Flower) communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Juana. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses like: milk sales, cheese sales and blanket weaving.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesswomen like Juana. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for three cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from her friends who are part of the institution. She currently has a business selling milk. She relates that she learned this business thanks to her parents’ initiative since they had worked in this activity for years. When she decided to get a spouse she started to work independently.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy a cow from livestock fairs in adjacent communities and after raising it will sell the milk in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her home as possible because she’s in a common law relationship and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the savings she generates.

In this group: Juana, Jacinta, Antonia, Sonia , Fabiana Eugenia, Natividad, Yolanda, Estela Maritza

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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