A loan of $4,775 helped a member to buy sugar.

Tancara Group's story

The Communal Bank "Tancara" is in its sixth loan cycle as part of the Juan Pablo II Community Center. The group consists of 12 members and Sra. Benedicta serves as the treasurer. The members have developed business activities that include making braided blankets, selling clothes, selling shoes, selling "salchipapas" (sausages and potatoes) and soft drinks, selling plush toys, selling CDs and DVDs, selling coffee, selling vegetables, selling batteries, managing a neighborhood store, and selling candy.

Sra. Benedicta joined a Communal Bank through Pro Mujer two years ago after receiving an invitation from one of her group members. At the moment, she has a business of selling coffee and sweets. She learned this trade from her mother and has been working for several years. The loan she is receiving now will increase her capital for buying sugar, which will be purchased at the fairs in the city of El Alto and then used to make what she sells in her establishment. Working in this manner helps her family get ahead. Benedicta is single and has one child.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Benedicta said that she enjoys the training classes and the savings.

In this group: Josefina , Carmen , Elizabeth, Angelica , Dionicia, Claudia Alejandra, Yolanda Carmen, Rosalia, Zenaida , Juan Reynaldo, Alicia , Benedicta

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica

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