A loan of $5,325 helped a member to buy cheese.

Flor De Vida Group's story

The “FLOR DE VIDA” communal bank is starting their 21st cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani regional office. It is made up of 8 members and is lead by a board of directors with Mercedes serving as president. The businesses of the members vary, amongst them : selling commercial display coolers, dressmaking, making coveralls, selling soft drinks, selling cheese, selling medals. The loan will benefit all of the members.

Mercedes as one of the members, said she joined Pro Mujer 11 years ago, on the invitation of a friend who is also a member of the institution. Mercedes runs a business selling cheese. She learned the business years ago from her mother and then decided to start her own independent business. She has done this for over 20 years.

The loan Mercedes is requesting is to increase her working capital (buying cheese) in the markets of the city of El Alto and later resell in her commercial space. This work allows her to generate the resources she needs to support her household as she is married and has two children. Asked what she liked about Pro Mujer she replied that she enjoyed the health and loan training sessions.

In this group: Mercedes , Sofia, Beatriz , Bertha Eulogia, Alejandrina Dolores , Bety Beatriz , Lucy Virginia, Graciela

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