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

Aroma Group's story

The Communal bank "Aroma" will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer, as part of the regional office in Patacamaya. It is made up of eight members and is run by a board of directors of which Rebeca is the secretary. The different business activities that the members of the group do are: running a local grocery store, running a cake shop, selling cleaning materials, agricultural work, selling general goods, selling potatoes, selling beer and selling fruit.

This loan will benefit the small businesses such as the one Rebeca has. It is the first time that she has been a member of the Pro Mujer group, joining when a representative of the group visited her house to promote the organization.

She has a business producing fruit. She started this business on her own initiative because when she was young, she helped her family out and learnt about this trade.

She is asking for a loan to buy seeds wholesale from the traders in the El Alto area. She will grow and then sell her produce on the market. This way of working allows her to generate an income to support her family. She is married and has one child.

When she is asked what she likes most about 'Pro Mujer', she tells us that it is the training that the organization offers.

In this group: Susana, Maria Eugenia, Ruperta, Dionicia, Elizabeth Milagros, Maria Elena, Rebeca, Nancy

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Matthew Walker

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