A loan of $2,700 helped a member to purchase giblets (liver, stomach, kidneys, etc.).

Alegres De Tilata Group's story

The Alegres de Tilata communal bank is beginning its second loan cycle in the Cascada community center. This association consists of eight members – seven women and one man. The head of the board of directors is Leonarda, the president.

Leonarda is a mature 47-year-old woman. She is married and is the mother of four children. This is her second loan cycle with the group and she comments that she likes the training and the health care because she was well attended. Regarding her business, she has been selling cow giblets (liver, kidneys, stomach, etc.) for 20 years, a trade that her godmother taught her. She makes her sales in La Ceja, a working-class and business area of the city of El Alto. Her hours are from 4pm to 9pm and her daughter helps her. Her individual loan for 3,500 Bolivian Bolivianos (BOB) will be invested in merchandise.

The businesses of the rest of the group members vary – meat sales, knitted blankets, building, textiles, candy sales, knitted sweaters, and giblets sales (liver, kidneys, stomach, etc.).

In this group: Leonarda, Cristina Wilma, Juana Clara, Irene, Segundina, Jhoseline, Elsa, Ruben Dede

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Kathleen O'Connell

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