A loan of $4,175 helped a member to buy rice, sugar, and noodles.

Flor De Amapola Group's story

The Flor de Amapola communal bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada regional center. It is comprised of ten members and led by a board of directors. Josefina is the treasurer. The businesses of the members are varied and include selling chilies, selling groceries, selling traditional skirts, selling bread, selling food, and selling livestock.

The loan they will take out will benefit small businesswomen where Josefina is a member. She says that this is the first time she has been a member of Pro Mujer. She joined by invitation from her friends, who are members of the institution. She currently has a business selling groceries. She says that she learned this business from her neighbor, who sold the same products.

The loan that she will now take out is to buy rice, sugar, and noodles that she will get at the traditional stores in the city of El Alto. She will later sell them at her sales space. Working this way allows her to generate resources to support her family. She is single and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the loan and health trainings that the institution has.

In this group: Rosse Mary Beatriiz, Exalta Cristina, Josefina, Vergenia, Tito Nestor, Jhoselyn Mariana, Justa, Teodocia, Hortencia, Julia Getrudiz

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish

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