A loan of $4,350 helped a member to buy cattle feed.

Palmeras Group's story

The "Palmeras" communal bank will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, through the Copacabana regional office. This group has eleven members and is run by a board of directors which has Yola as its president. The members have various types of businesses, including: selling skirts and petticoats, selling milk, selling cattle and selling cheese.

This loan will benefit the small businesses that are owned by the members of Yola's group. Yola tells us that this is her second loan cycle with Pro Mujer. She joined the organisation following an invitation from one of the representatives went to visit her at home. Yola currently has a business selling milk. She says that she learned this trade from her parents and that this was the family business. After marrying, Yola decided to start her own business.

This loan will be used to increase working capital, by buying cattle feed from the communities in the La Paz department. The feed will be used for her animals and Yola will later sell their milk. This work allows Yola to earn an income to support her family. She is married and has six children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Yola replies that she likes the savings offered by the organisation.

In this group: Yola Victoria, Hortencia , Victoria, Martina , Florencio , Gervacia, Adela, Martha Nicolasa , Maria, Natalia , Cecilia

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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