A loan of $3,700 helped a member to buy flour and sugar.

Los Claveles Group's story

The communal bank “Los Claveles” (The Carnations) will begin its fourth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Colllpani Focal Point. It is composed of 8 members and is led by a board of directors where Nora is the President. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied, among them are: the sale of livestock, weaving blankets of yarn, transport services, a bookstore, the sale of office supplies, the sale of CDs and juices of quinoa.

The loan they will take out will benefit the small group of businesswomen of which Nora is a member. She indicates that two years ago she joined Pro Mujer, entering at the invitation of her friend who is a member of the institution. At present she has a business selling pastries. She says that she implemented this business with the first loan made by Pro Mujer as one of the advisers gave her guidelines for the opening of this business.

The loan that she will take out now is for the increase of capital to buy wheat and sugar that she will acquire from the markets of the city of El Alto and subsequently prepare what she will sell in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources in order to maintain her home as much as possible as she lives in a common-law marriage and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health services.

In this group: Nora, Delia Luz, Yanett, Nehemias , Yola Teresa, Tania Marlene, Eliudora, Elizabeth
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Melanie Snellings

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