A loan of $1,675 helped a member to invest in merchandise.


Claveles Group's story

The “CLAVELES” (Carnations) community bank is about to start its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Tejada regional office. The group has eight members and is managed by an executive committee which is led by María. The businesses that the members are engaged in are varied and include: selling cards, selling sweaters, selling food, selling coffee, selling cleaning products, selling car parts, making clothes, making jackets and making blankets.

María tells us that she has been working with Pro Mujer for ten years. She currently has a business selling food. This is a business that she learned from her parents and her evangelical school. She has been in this business for fifteen years and has a lot of customers.

María will use her loan to increase her merchandise (to prepare her food). She will buy her merchandise in El Alto, in the 12 de Octubre neighborhood and will make her sales from her fixed sales location, from Monday to Friday. This work allows María to make money to support her family. She is married and has four children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the savings and the speed with which you can get a loan.

In this group: Maria Luisa, Carmen Julia, Martha, Nicolasa Nelly, Virginia Maria, Juana Blanca, German Freddy, Maria Elena, Bertha

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Linda Oxnard


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