A loan of $6,000 helped a member buy furniture at wholesale for resale.

Las Rosas Lindas Group's story

The communal bank "Rosas Lindas" (Pretty Roses) will begin its 24th loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch regional office. It is comprised of nine members run by a board of directors, where Marielena is the president. The members of the bank run a wide variety of businesses, involving sales, services, and even furniture making.

This loan will benefit one of the small businesswomen in Marielena's communal bank. She said that it's been two years since she joined Pro Mujer, and that she joined at the invitation of a friend who was already a member. She currently runs a business selling furniture, a line of work she learned from her father, who sold the same thing. With capital she got from Pro Mujer, she decided to start her own independent business.

The loan she is taking out now is to increase her capital through the purchase of furniture bought at wholesale, which she will acquire in the markets in the city of El Alto, and later sell in her own store. This work generates enough income for her to keep going to school, as she is currently enrolled in the university.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Marielena replied that she likes the health clinic that the institution offers.

In this group: Marielena, Deysi Magali, Lizeth, Gualbertina, Elizabet , Antonia Delia, Jesusa, Nancy Rosa, German

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Shannon Skoglund

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