A loan of $3,025 helped a member to buy a calf.

Flor De Papa Group's story

The “FLOR DE PAPA” communal bank will start its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Villa Exaltación center. It is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors, of which Virginia is the treasurer. The association members' businesses are varied. Among them are: selling cleaning products, selling slippers, selling cosmetics, selling CD's, a neighborhood store, selling clothes and milk production.

The loan they will take out will benefit the micro-businesswomen, among whom is Virginia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago at the invitation of a counselor from the institution who visited her house. Now she has a business selling milk. She started this business because previously she did this work with her parents. Later she decided to go off on her own.

The loan she will take out now is to increase capital by buying a calf that she will acquire from the fairs nearby the city of El Alto. Later she will raise it to sell the milk. This type of work allows her to generate resources to support her home as much as possible. She is in a common law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the area of health.

In this group: Venancia, Maria Esther Lourdes, Juana , Vicente , Rosmery Aurelia, Virginia, Yovana, Isidora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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