A loan of $3,850 helped a member to buy cardboard.


Flor De Papa Group's story

The communal association "FLOR DE PAPA" will begin its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Focal de Panamericana Center. It is comprised of eight members and is directed by a leadership committee led by Sonia, the President. The members' businesses are diverse and include: sale of baby beds, a beauty salon, macrame of blankets, bookbinding and cosmetics sales. The loan they take will benefit small women microentrepreneurs, of which Sonia is one.

Sonia indicates that she has been with Pro Mujer for three cycles, joining through the invitation of her sales promoter who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a bookbinding business. She learned this business through her partner, with whom she started the business. As time went by she became independent and currently she has her own work space.

The loan which she is taking now is for an increase in capital (the purchase of cardboard) which she will acquire from markets in the city of El Alto and after elaboration she will distribute it to soliciting entities. This form of work allows her to generate resources to maintain her home, since she lives in a common law marriage and has four children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings, loan and health services offered by the institution.

The photo is missing one group member because she had a medical appointment at the time the photo was taken.

In this group: Sonia, Claudia Elena , Martha, Florentina , Rol, Lourdes Mary , Pamela Roxana*, Julia
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Carrie N.


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