A loan of $2,175 helped a member purchase rice, noodles, and sugar.

Cabañitas Group's story

The Communal Association “Cabañitas” (Little Huts) is led by their president, Sra. Elena. The group is part of the Senkata Community Center.

Sra. Elena is 46 years old. She is a wife, mother, and president of her Communal Association. Elena also runs her own business. Ten years ago, she opened a neighborhood store and also began selling at the fair. She received her first loan, which was in the amount of 500 BOB, ten years ago. Now she is requesting a loan for 2000 BOB. The days on which she attends the fairs are Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays. Her 14 year old son works as her assistant.

Regarding Pro Mujer, Elena says what she likes most is the health clinic because she receives good care.

The members of this Communal Association consist of eight women and one man. They have different businesses consisting of the following: fruit sales, a neighborhood store, shoe sales, a bakery, digging wells, weaving, clothing sales, DVD and VCD sales, and grocery sales.

In this group: Elena, Buena Ventura, Julia Emma, Felipa, Blanca, Patricia, Wilmer, Elisa Silvia, Nora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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