A loan of $3,700 helped a member to purchase vegetables in bulk.

Flor De Naranja Group's story

The "FLOR DE NARANJA" communal association will begin its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal de Copacabana, and is comprised of eight members and is directed by a board of officers, with Marcela as the president. The businesses that the group members run are varied and include: food sales, a neighborhood store, cheese sales, a bookstore and copy business, construction service, a farm, sales of stuffing, salchipapa (a kind of kebab) sales, and milk and cheese sales.

The loan that they take out will benefit the small business owners of whom Marcela is a member. She states that two years ago she joined Pro Mujer, at the invitation of the institution's massive promotion. At the moment, she has a business selling food. She says that she began this business two years ago after observing one of her friends who taught her how to sell this product.

The loan that they are taking out now is for food during the time of drought (purchasing vegetables in bulk) that she will get from the bulk sellers in the city of El Alto and after preparing them will sell them in her rented space. This work allows her to generate resources to support her family, since she lives in a common-law marriage and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the life insurance that the institution offers.

In this group: Marcela Jhobana, Adrian Pablo, Irene Lidia, Marcela, Regina Susana, Gladys, Yeny Martina, Encarnación Eleuteria

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Wendy Harris

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