A loan of $3,075 helped a member compra de ropa.

Picaflor Ii Group's story

The Picaflor 11 Community Bank is beginning its fifth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación group. There are eight members and a board of directors. Sra. Rosmery is the secretary. The members have a variety of businesses such as selling cosmetics, a recycling business, selling vegetables, selling spare parts, shop selling various merchandise, growing vegetables, mechanic shop, and selling car parts.

The loan they are seeking will benefit these small-business owners like Sra. Rosmery. She joined Pro Mujer two years ago at the invitation of her sister-in-law who is also a member. Now Rosmery has a business selling clothing, a job she learned from her parents who ran a family business. Later she decided to start her own business.

The loan she is now seeking is to buy more clothing from the wholesale dealers in the town of El Alto, and then sell it on her own stall. The money she earns will allow her to better maintain her house where she lives with her husband and three children. When Rosmery is asked what she most likes about Pro Mujer, she replies that it is the training about loans.

In addition to the group members in the photo is the son of one of the members. He is next to the window wearing a white t-shirt.

In this group: Teresa, Eulalia, Rosmery, Joel Abraham, Rosa Nieves, Jenny Judith, Francisca, Modesta

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Jane A

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