A loan of $4,950 helped a member to purchase wood.


Claveles Group's story

The "Claveles" communal bank will begin its eighth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata Center. It is made up of eight members and is directed by a board headed by Daria. The members of the communal bank have a variety of businesses. Among them we have: furniture sales, knitting blankets, selling fruit, selling vegetables, selling food, and selling legía [an alkaloid used when chewing coca to draw out the active ingredient in the leaf].

Daria says the she has worked with Pro Mujer for a long time, joining at the invitation of a representative. Currently she has a business selling furniture, which she has been working at for years.

The loan that she will now receive is to increase her capital (purchase of wood), which she will buy at the markets of El Alto. After making the furniture, she will sell it at her stand. This form of work allows her to generate resources to support her family as much as possible. She lives in a common-law marriage and has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the training area.

In this group: Daria , Angelica, Teodora, Maria Elena, Luisa Maxima , Guillermina , Eulogia , Justina
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Karen Monat


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