A loan of $5,825 helped a member to purchase DVD's.


Mañaneras Group's story

The communal bank "Mañaneras" or "Morning women" will begin it's 11th cycle with Kiva field partner Pro Mujer as part of the Centro Focal (Focal center) of the village Exaltación. This bank is made up of 8 people and has a governing board. The head of the board is Mrs. Martha. The businesses that the communal bank members carry forward are varied, and among them we have: selling vegetables, selling dishes, running a grocery store, selling table cloths, selling coffee, brick work, selling undergarments, running another grocery store, running a grocer's shop, selling clothes, selling various articles, and selling DVD's.

Mrs. Martha indicates that six months ago the group was formed and since that time until now she has been selling DVD's, something she has been doing for many years. The loan requested is to increase merchandise (to purchase DVD's) that she buys in the city of El Alto, and then later to sell them in her regular stall. This form of work allows her to support her family since she is married and has six children.

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

In the photograph Mr. Abel is not pictured for personal reasons.

In this group: Mery , Laiz Mery Laura, Apolonia Delia, Marlene Angéla, Telma Tatiana, Felisa , Abel Reynaldo*, Lucrecia, Angélica Petronila, Herenia, Paloa Maria, Lidia , Martha, Kelly Alison
*not pictured

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon


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