A loan of $2,325 helped a member to buy children's clothes.

Castillitos De Arena Group's story

The “CASTILLITOS DE ARENA” (Little Sand Castles) communal bank is starting its fifth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 8 members: 1 man and 7 women.

The “CASTILLITOS DE ARENA” communal bank set up its governing body thus: Fidelia is President, Elizabeth is Treasurer and Vanesa is Recording Secretary. The businesses of the members are varied. They are in commerce, service and production. Among them are: clothing sales, weavings sales, carpentry, seasonal items sales, cosmetics sales, food and cosmetics sales, beauty products sales.

Fidelia, communal bank President, indicates that she has been selling clothing for the last five years. Her family taught her how to carry out this kind of business. Fidelia sells in the 16 de Julio zone, Tranca Extension (John Paul II Avenue), Ceja de El Alto, on different days. Her spouse helps her transport the merchandise and with sales. The loan she’s asking for is to buy children’s clothes to stock for sale.

Fidelia is 26 years old living with her spouse and their three children. She’s collaborated with Pro Mujer for three years having been invited to join by a girl friend.

When she’s asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training and health services. She had to opportunity to get prenatal care in the clinic and her opinion was that it was good.

In this group: Fidelia, Aracely, Vanesa, Martha, Lizeth Sofia, Delfina, Elizabeth, Henry

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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