A loan of $2,950 helped a member buy ingredients to prepare meals and other merchandise to sell.


Clavelitos Group's story

The Clavelitos ("Little Carnations") group is made up of six men and eight women from Oruro, a small mining city in southwestern Bolivia. Most of the group sells food: Julia, Eugenia, Gladys, Sabina, and Hilda sell prepared meals, Clemente and Maximo sell potatoes, Gregoria sells coffee, Filiberto sells meat, and Jorge sells beer. Of the remaining group members, Juan Alvaro sells replacement parts, Beatriz and Florentino sell clothing, and Jacinto sells pants. Most of the group members have 5 years of experience or less in their respective businesses, though four of them have more than 10 (and Beatriz has 25!). Their meetings are held every other Monday at 5pm at Clemente's house.


Most of the group members plan to use their loans to buy more ingredients to prepare food or more merchandise to sell.


Translated and elaborated by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow


el grupo los clavelitos consta de 14 integrantes, la mayor parte de los integrantes del grupo se dedican a la venta de comida, tambien comercio como ser venta de verduras, carne, ropa usada y de abarrotes.las reuniones son cada lunes a las 17:00 en casa de Clemente H. C..

In this group: Clemente, Gregoria, Julia*, Eugenia, Filiberto, Gladys, Maximo, Sabina, Juan Alvaro, Hilda, Beatriz, Jacinto, Florentino, Jorge
*not pictured


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