A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy groceries in bulk.

Flores De Ventilla Group's story

The "Flores de Ventilla" communal bank is beginning its third loan cycle at "Pro Mujer" through the Senkata regional office. This group has eight members and is run by a board of directors that has Sara as president. The members have different kinds of business, including: selling meals, knitting sweaters, selling chickens, a bookshop, selling sweets, making flooring and offering driving services.

This loan will benefit the small businesses in Sara's group. Sara herself tells us that she joined "Pro Mujer" three years ago, following an invitation from a friend at the organisation who went to visit her at home. Sara currently has a business selling meals. She learned this trade by supporting her mother with her business and after learning the skills decided to start up her own business.

This loan will be used to increase capital by buying groceries in bulk from wholesale stores in the city of El Alto. They will then be used to make her meals at her business. This work allows Sara to earn money to support her family; she has a partner and three children.

When asked what it is that she likes about "Pro Mujer", Brigith tells us that she likes the health training that is offered by the organisation.

In this group: Sara, Maximo , Silvia, Elida Gay , Virginia , Sonia, Victoria Nanci, Maria Esther

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Iain Gaw

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