A loan of $3,900 helped a member to buy a shelf.


Flor De Chachacomani Group's story

The “FLOR DE CHACHACOMANI” communal bank. It will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Achacachi center. It is made up of fifteen members and is led by a board of directors where Aurora is the president. The members' businesses in the communal bank are varied. Among them we have: selling food, selling bicycle parts, driving a taxi, a tire workshop, selling potato flour, selling sheep meat, selling meat, carpintery, making and selling potatoes and potato flour and a variety store.

Aurora indicates that this is the first time that she has joined Pro Mujer. She joined when it did some publicity where she lives. Right now she has a business selling food, something she says she has done for two years in her community. She did it when she saw there was no one else doing the same activity where she lives.

The loan she will take out now is to improve her sales space (buying some shelves). She will buy it in the city of El Alto and later set it up at her sales space. This work allows her to generate income to support her family as much as possible, because she is separated and has four chidlren.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes how easy it is to get loans.

Flor is not shown in the photograph due to cultural reasons.

In this group: Aurora , Juana, Mario , Valentin , Juana, Emeterio, Paula , Emilia , Juana, Francisca, Juana, Genaro , Flora , Cristna, Natividad

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue


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