A loan of $3,925 helped a member to buy clothing wholesale.

Flor Naciente Group's story

The “FLOR NACIENTE” communal bank will begin its seventh cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Villa Exaltación center. It is made up of eight members and is led by a board of directors, of which Wara is the Secretary. The businesses that the members of the communal bank have are varied. Among them are selling clothes, artisanal miniatures, selling candies, selling cosmetics, selling bread, making sports clothing, games, and selling appliances.

The loan they will take out will benefit small business women, including Wara. She says that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for two years. She joined at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Right now, she has a business selling clothing. She tells us that she started this business several years ago when she saw what a good business it was. At that time, she decided to do the same at the markets in the city of El Alto, despite not having a permanent spot.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying clothing wholesale. She will acquire it from wholesalers in the city of El Alto. Later, she will sell it as a street vendor in the markets. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family, because she is married and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health services that they offer in the institution.

In this group: Jiovanna Karla , Wara Mercedes , Beatriz , Jose Luis , Maria Isabel, Juana, Maria Elena, Maria Victoria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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