A loan of $2,550 helped a member to buy fabric.

Flor De Haba Group's story

The Flor de Haba communal bank is going to start its third cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Andes regional hub. It is made up of eight members and is lead by a Board of Directors, of which Natty is President. The businesses that the members carry out are varied; among them are: guitar-making, carpentry, cellular phone sales, clothing sales, exporting Andean dolls, and sweater sales.

The loan that they are taking out will benefit small-time microentrepreneurs, one of whom is Natty. She says that she joined Pro Mujer three cycles ago, signing up due to an invitation from one of the organization’s promotors, who visited her in her home. She currently has a business exporting artisan dolls. She shares that she began this type of work to help her aunt with her aunt’s business. Later she decided to begin her own business to help her husband.

The loan that she is taking out is to increase her capital and buy fabric, which she will get from the wholesale stores in El Alto city. After making the dolls, she will sell them in her business. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family, because she is married and has a child.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the organization’s health sphere.

One woman is missing in the photo because she had a medical appointment.

In this group: Natty Elisabeth, Genara, Juana Gregoria, Laura Antonia , Jacqueline Maxima, Nancy Leticia *, Lenny, Reyna Lizeth
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patricia Patton

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details