A loan of $1,675 helped a member to buy ceiling tiles.

Chavelas Group's story

The “CHEVELAS” communal bank started its first cycle in Pro Mujer as a part of the Collpani Center. It is made up of eight members and it is led by a board of directors whose president is Rose Mary. The members' businesses in the communal bank are varied. Among them are: plaster artisanal crafts, selling drinks, weaving blankets and selling juice, selling used clothes, selling food and coffee, a bookstore and a pastry shop.

the loan they will take out will benefit the micro businesswomen. including Rose Mary. She indicates that she joined Pro Mujer, a year ago at the invitation of a counselor from the institution who went to visit her at her home. Right now, she has a business making plaster artisanal crafts. She says that she started this business on her own initiative and with her mother's help.

The loan she will take out now is to increase her capital by buying celing tiles. She will buy them from distribution trucks wholesale and later, after finishing them she will sell them i nthe cities of Cochabamba, La Paz and Oruro. This work allows her to generate income to support herself financially.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the health aspect and the loans.

In this group: Rose Mary Lidya, Angelica Sabina , Albertina Salome, Reyna Karina, Justina , Juana Lidia , Elvira , Flora

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ellen Donohue

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