A loan of $3,300 helped a member to buy clothes.

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The Florida communal bank will start its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Adela communal center. It is comprised of nine members and is led by a board of directors. Gisela is the secretary. The members’ businesses are varied. Among them are selling 'tostados' [deep-fried tortillas], selling shoes, handcrafted embroidery, spinning vicuña wool, selling clothes, selling blankets, transportation, and macrame blankets.

The loan that they will take out will benefit microentrepreneurs where Gisela is a member. She states that a year ago she joined Pro Mujer by invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution.

She currently has a business selling clothes. She undertook this business by learning from her friends several years ago.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase capital (to buy clothes). She will get the clothes at the fairs in the city of El Alto. She will later sell them at her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources, as much as possible, for her household. She is married and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the trainings about loans and health.

In this group: Viviana Modesta, Ana Lorena, Gisela Reyna, Lidia Sonia , Ximena, Sonia, Nely Flora, Alfonso , Celia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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