A loan of $2,775 helped a member purchase vegetables to sell.

11 De Enero Group's story

The Communal Association “11 de Enero” (January 11th) is a longtime group that is starting its eighteenth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada Community Center. The group consists of ten women.

The Communal Association “11 de Enero” organized its Board of Directors in the following manner:
• Sra. Salustiana was elected President.
• Sra. Nicolas was elected Treasurer.
• Sra. Janneth was elected Secretary of Records.
The members of the Communal Association engage in various businesses in the retail, service, and manufacturing sectors.

In the case of Sra. Salustiana, the President of the Communal Association, she currently has a business selling vegetables. Four years ago, she started this business through her own initiative. Sra. Salustiana buys her vegetables from “La Riel”, a place where trucks from different provinces arrive, carrying vegetables to be sold at wholesale. Afterwards, she sells the vegetables at retail at the various fairs in the city of El Alto. She conducts her business every day, in the morning and in the afternoon. Her children help her when necessary. The loan she requested will be used to increase her operating capital so that she can buy vegetables. Doña Salustiana is a hardworking woman who is 43 years of age, married, and the mother of six children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Sra. Salustiana said she enjoys the training sessions.

In this group: Salustiana, Janneth, Lourdes, Maria, Yolanda, Isolina Sabel, Simona, Flora, Nicolasa, Veronica Claudia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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