A loan of $1,150 helped a member to purchase flour, lard etc.


Amancay Group's story

The communal bank “Amancay” (Lily) will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer (Pro Woman) as a part of Centro Panamericana (Pan-american Center). The communal bank is made up of six members and is run by a Board of Directors headed by Sra. Eva. The businesses run by the members of the communal bank are varied. Among them we have: llaucha (a Bolivian hotpocket) sales, cell phone sales, blanket plaiting, juice and soda sales and vegetable sales.

Sra. Eva notes that this is the first time the communal bank has joined with Pro Mujer and that they were invited to join by an advocate. Currently, Sra. Eva has a business selling "llauchas" (a Bolivian hot pocket), which she has been doing for the last eight years.

The loan that Sra. Eva is receiving is for the purchase of raw materials to make her llauchas (flour, lard etc.). She purchases these products wholesale in La Ceja. After making the llauchas, she distributes them as ordered. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible, as she is single and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Sra. Eva responds that she likes the savings and health plans.

In this group: Eva Luisa , Flora, Liliana , Pabla, Luz Jessica , Flora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Marni Siegal


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