A loan of $4,975 helped a member to buy fabric.

Floristas Group's story

Floristas Communal Bank will start its twenty-first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamerican regional office. It's made up of 11 members and governed by a board of directors of which Julia's the president. The bank members carry out a variety of businesses, including furniture sales, tailoring, food sales, manual weaving, food sales, sweater sales, coca sales, vegetable sales, potato sales, and crackling sales.

The loan they're getting will benefit small business entrepreneurs such as Julia. She says it's the first time she has belonged to Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of her friend who's a member. Currently Julia has a tailor shop, which she opened on her own initiative after studying fashion design in a technical institute.

Julia's loan is to increase her capital by buying fabric, which she'll get from the traditional markets in the city of El Alto and sell in her sales stall. This job allows her to generate income to support her family, because she's married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says the savings the institution offers.

In this group: Julia, Olga , Virginia, Francisca, Nancy, Lizeth Dania , Flora Viviana, Julio , Lourdes, Victoria, Marta Barbara

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Catharine Wall

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