A loan of $3,450 helped a member to buy wool.

Flor Del Campo Group's story

The not for profit group Flor del Campo will begin their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Tejada regional office. The group is made up of eight members and is directed by an executive board of which Vidalia is president. The members of the communal bank run a variety of businesses, including running a grocery store, selling construction materials, mobile phones, hats, and lingerie.

This loan will benefit the small business owners, including Vidalia who is a group member. She says that this is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer after being invited by a friend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a knitting store where she sells garments of clothing. She says that she began this business many years ago after seeing that these garments were in high demand in the international market, which is why she has been selling the same garments for thirty years.

The loan that Vidalia is taking out will increase her working capital (by purchasing wool) which she will acquire from the borders of Bolivia and Peru and later, after making her garments, she will sell them from her store. This line of work allows her to generate an income to keep her going as much as possible in her home where she lives with her partner and three children.

When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, Vidalia said that she liked their health service.

In this group: Vidalia , Isabel Thalia, Rozen, Vanessa, Marcos, Lizeth Charo, Ruth Jhovana, Cinthia Teresa

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Suzanne Grasso

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