A loan helped a member to purchase clothing to sell.

Flor De Canela I Group's story

The community association group "FLOR DE CANELA I" [Cinnamon Flower I] will begin its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada regional office. The group consists of eight members and is headed by a board of which Beatriz is Secretary. The businesses that the members of the community association have are varied and include a hardware store, butcher shop, selling food, making alpaca wool yarn, selling shoes, selling clothes, and making hats.

The loan they are requesting will be useful for a small microentrepreneur like Beatriz. This is her first time working with Pro Mujer, entering on an invitation from her friends who are also members of the institution. Today, she has a business selling clothes. She learned this business from her neighbor who sells the same products.

The loan she is requesting will bring an increase in working capital to purchase clothes in the traditional open-air markets in the city of El Alto. She will then make and sell her products in her retail space. This business allows her to generate resources to support her family, her partner and son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Beatriz says that she likes the health services offered by the institution.

In the picture, two additional people accompany the group. One is dressed in a black sweater and glasses and another is seated wearing a white hat.

In this group: Felipa, Olga, Ana , Lucila, Eugenia , Marcela, Pastor, Beatriz

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Megan Hinrichsen.

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