A loan of $3,500 helped a member buy rice, oil, and sugar.

Rosas Lindas Group's story

The Rosas Lindas Community Bank is beginning its twenty-third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the German Busch group. There are eight members in the bank led by a Board of Directors. Sra. Lidia is President. The members have a variety of businesses: blanket sales, macrame craft sales, cocoa farming, furniture making, bakery, carpentry, and sewing sportswear.

The loan they are seeking will benefit small businesswomen such as Sra. Lidia. She joined Pro Mujer two years ago at the invitation of her sister-in-law who is a member of the institution. She currently runs a corner store. She started it five years ago as it was the only business where she could stay at home to care for her daughters and earn money at the same time.

The loan money will be used to buy merchandise such as rice, oil, and sugar from the stores in the town of El Alto and then sell in her own store. This work enables her to earn money for her family as she is married and has three daughters.

When Lidia is asked what she most likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that she likes the flexible loan system.

In this group: Lidia Nieves, Lizeth, Antonia Delia, Jesusa, German, Nancy Rosa , Marielena, Elizabeth

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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