A loan of $3,700 helped a member to buy boxes of chocolate.

Miraflores De Panamericana Group's story

The "Miraflores de Panamerica" communal bank is beginning its fourth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Panamericana regional hub. This group is made up of nine members and is run by a board of directors, of which Maritza is the president. The members' businesses are varied and include selling vegetables, selling bread baskets, construction work, a minibus service, selling chocolate, selling detergent, a neighborhood store, selling freeze-dried potatoes, and selling clothing.

This loan will benefit small business owners such as Maritza. This is her third year with Pro Mujer, which she joined by invitation of an advisor of the institution who visited her at home. She has a business selling chocolate. She learned about this business from her mother, and she now continues to work in the same business which she started ten years ago with little capital.

She will use this loan to increase her working capital by buying boxes of chocolate from distributors in the city of El Alto. After production, she will make sales in her business space. This type of work allows her to earn an income to sustain her family, as she is married with four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the easy loans which the institution offers.

In this group: Maritza Betty, Juana, Rosa, Carmen Veronica, Paulino, Feliza, Elisa, Elsa, Rosmery

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Amy Volz

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