A loan of $3,100 helped a member purchase toothpaste, creams, clothes hangers, batteries.

Kantutitas De San Simon Group's story

The “Kantutitas de San Simón” communal bank will begin its first cycle with Pro Mujer. As part of the Panamericana Regional Hub, the group has met to apply for a loan and to receive training and health services. The group has nine members. They work in a variety of businesses: tile sales, a workshop for making backpacks, carpentry shop, various items, sales of cleaning products, knitting shop, knitted items and embroidery shop.

The “Kantutitas de San Simón” communal bank has a board of directors: Flora is the president, Yolanda is the treasurer and Celia is the recording secretary.

Flora, the communal bank's president, says this is her first experience as a Pro Mujer member. Her business is selling “cachivaches” (a name for the small items that are used around the home, such as toothpaste, clothes hangers, shoelaces, toothbrushes, etc.). She has had this business for two years, making her sales at the markets in El Alto on Tuesdays and Sundays. This loan will give Flora the chance to add to her merchandise and have better earnings.

In this group: Flora María, Rosa, Paulina, Cilia, Celia, Brigida, Barbara, Martha Yolanda, Wilma Nery

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer

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