A loan of $3,575 helped a member to buy vegetables.

Claveles Group's story

The Claveles Group is starting its eighth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Regional Hub. It is made up of eight members, and is managed by a board of directors of which Florencia is president. The members' businesses are varied, and their activities include selling clothing, selling meat, making empanadas [small filled pastries], working as a minibus assistant, selling potatoes and potato starch, and selling CDs.

The Group's loan will benefit these micro-entrepreneurs, including Florencia. She says that this is her first time as a member of Pro Mujer, having joined on the invitation of a friend, who is a partner in the organization. Florencia currently has a business selling vegetables. She started it several years ago, initially selling potatoes. Over time she expanded her business, and began to sell vegetables.

The loan she will receive is to increase her capital by buying vegetables. She will purchase these in markets around the city of El Alto, and later sell them in her retail space. Working in this way allows her to generate income to support her household as well as possible. She lives with her partner and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the training and health services.

In this group: Florencia , Guillermina, Mauricia, Tereza, Vitalia , Wely, Cristina, Justina Veronica

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eloise Phipps

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