A loan of $1,975 helped a member to buy candy, chocolates, cookies and others.

Chamampi Sartasiñani Group's story

The “CHAMAMPI SARSIÑANI” (Aymara for “with strength we will rise”) group will be starting its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Germán Busch Focal Center; it has 8 members.

The “CHAMAMPI SARSIÑANI” communal bank organized its governing body thus: Ana María is President, Cipriana is Treasurer and Fabiola is Recording Secretary. The businesses the members of this communal bank are in are varied. They are involved in commerce, services and production. Among them we have: crafts (sweater making), sweets sales, clothing sales, neighborhood store, beauty salon, telephone call center, macramé merchant.

Ana María, communal bank President, currently has a business selling sweets in a stand near the “Adrian Castillo” School. She buys the merchandise in “La Tablada” a street located in the city of La Paz where these products are sold at wholesale. She started the business with Bs. 800 and now she’s asking for Bs. 2000 to buy candy, chocolates, cookies and others. For now, she works by herself. She lives with her spouse and two children.

In this group: Ana Maria, Primitiva, Rufina, Flora, Ursula, Raul, Fabiola, Cipriana

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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