A loan of $2,175 helped a member to buy rice, oil, pasta and canned goods.

Las Luminosas Group's story

The “LAS LUMINOSAS” communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Villa Adela center. It is made up of eight members and led by a board of directors of which Flora is the secretary. The businesses that the members have are varied. Among them are selling food, doing macramé, sewing skirts, making bricks, a neighborhood store, knitting sweaters, and cooking.

The loan they will take out now will benefit the micro-businesswomen, including Flora. She indicates that she has been in Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Right now, she she has a business making food. She says that she learned this business on her own initiative several years ago, because she needed a way to generate income.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying rice, oil, pasta and canned goods that she will acquire from wholesale shops in the city of El Alto. After preparation, she will sell her food in her sales space. This work allows her to generate income to support her home, as she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the loans it offers.

In this group: Flora, Paulina Julia, Flavio, Francisca, Betty Isabel , Magdalena, Eugenia Josefa, Tatiana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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