A loan of $4,925 helped a member to buy notebooks and laminated sheets.

Claveles Group's story

The “Claveles” (Carnations) communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has nine members led by a governing board presided by Amalia. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of business among which are blanket weaving, fabric sales, bookstore, cosmetics sales, macramé blanket making, bread sales, metal sales, sportswear making and perfume sales.

The loan they are taking out will benefit small, micro businesswomen like Amalia. She indicated that she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for three years having joined thanks to an invitation from a program promoter who visited her at home. She currently has a bookstore that she started on her own initiative several years ago.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy notebooks and laminated sheets from suppliers to then sell in her sales point. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family economically since she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the guidance.

In this group: Amalia Tereza, Silvia Eugenia, Gladys , Gladys Maribel, Ximena Sandra, Luz Angela, Monica Rosalia , Basilia, Gregoria

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Polliz

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