A loan of $3,700 helped a member to purchase groceries wholesale.

Nueva Picaflor Group's story

The "Nueva Picaflor" group will be starting its third loan cycle with Kiva partner Pro Mujer from its center in Senkata. The group consists of eight members and has a board of directors with Josefina as president. The members' businesses are varied and include selling hats, running a neighborhood store, selling electronics, selling potato products, selling bleach, weaving blankets, selling empanadas, and locksmithing. The loan will benefit these small businesses, including Josefina's. She has been a member of Pro Mujer for two years, joining on the invitation of a girl friend who is a fellow member. Currently, Josefina runs a neighborhood store. She started the business after seeing a need for one in her neighborhood. She plans to use the loan to increase her working capital and purchase groceries wholesale from the farmers markets in El Alto to later sell in her store. This work will allow her to generate income to support her family, since she is married and has seven children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Josefina responded that she likes the loans, the savings, the clean environment and the training offered at the institution. In the photo, one of the members isn't pictured for personal reasons.

In this group: Josefina, Eddy Efrain, Emma Trifonia, Jimena, Deysi Maribel, Bony Yanet , Concepción*, Sonia
*not pictured

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marty Greenstein

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