A loan of $3,475 helped a member to buy potatoes and chicken wholesale.


Picaflor Group's story

The “PICAFLOR” communal bank is starting their first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Patacamaya branch office. It is made up of 8 members lead by a board of directors with Virginia as the President. The businesses of the members are varied, amongst them are: a neighborhood store, clothing sales, the sale of charque (salty meat jerky) and the sale of broasted chicken.

The loan will benefit all these entrepreneurs including Virginia. She says that this is her first cycle with Pro Mujer and she joined on the invitation of a promoter of the institution who visited her at her home. She has a business selling broasted chickens. She learned the business on her own initiative watching the parade of buses and constant train of passerbys who needed food. The loan she is requesting is to increase her capital (buying potatoes and chicken wholesale) which she will acquire in the city of La Paz and then sell in her commercial space. This form of working allows her to generate resources to support her family as she is in a common-law relationship and has 4 children. When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer she liked that her fellow members are very talented.

In this group: Virginia, Mariana Yocelin, Flora, Virginia, Delia, Eusebia , Paulina , Panfilo

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer leonardo


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