A loan of $4,125 helped a member to buy cloth.

Flor De Rosas Group's story

The Flor de Rosas village bank is starting its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Santiago II regional office. The group has nine members, and Lucia is the president of the board of directors. The members of the group earn their living in a variety of ways, including making skirts, working as an assistant bricklayer, making alpaca blankets, selling vegetables and fruits, weaving blankets and sweaters, running a neighborhood shop, and offering amplification services.
This loan will help these microentrepreneurs. Lucia notes that she has had two loans with Pro Mujer, which she joined at the invitation of the institution's promoter, who visited her in her home. She currently has a business sewing skirts, which she says she started fourteen years ago and has continued to improve her skills.
She will use this loan to buy fabrics at the markets in the city of La Paz and then use them to make skirts at her customers’ request. This work allows her to bring in an income to support her family, since she is married and has five children.
When we ask her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the business training it offers.

In this group: Lucia Guillermina , Maria , Zaida, Erick Alberto, Jhanneth Jhovanna, Damiana, Francisca Benita, Remedios, Margarita
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Andrea Rosenberg

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