A loan of $3,175 helped a member to buy vegetables.


Amistad Eterna Group's story

The "Amistad Eterna" (Eternal Friendship) Communal Bank is preparing to start their third cycle. The group is comprised of ten women. The group has elected its governing board; the president, treasurer, and secretary. Juana, the president, has been with the bank for three cycles. Her current business is selling vegetables. She started on her own initiative. Her loans have served to buy merchandise, which she buys from wholesalers in the outskirts of El Alto. She sells the merchandise for retail prices in different fairs in the city of El Alto. One of her daughter helps her sell vegetables. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Juana said "the training".

The other members of the communal bank also have their own businesses, which are selling various things, selling "chuño" (dehydrated potatoes), selling potatoes, selling soft drinks, a chicken business, selling cleaning products, selling groceries, selling lottery tickets, selling room and board services, and other activities.

In this group: Juana, Maria, Casimira, Natalia, Bernarda Barbara, Netcy Edilma, Aurora, Virginia Yola, Beatriz Regina, Candida Raquel
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ginny Kalish


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