Casares de las Mujeres

A project to recover the role of women in Casares throughout history

Mujeres de Casares: small food stores
Proximity trade

The history of local commerce in Casares was established between the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The most important trade was in farming tools, carpentry and hardware, and fabric stores. Butchers also stood out for their goat meat and excellent sausages. Street vendors sold seasonal fruits and vegetables and fresh fish. And throughout Casares, small food stores and corner shops were distributed.

These stores were run by women and originated from self-sufficiency, matuteras (smugglers), and recova. Buying on credit and paying gradually was a common currency. In the collective memory of Casares, more than two dozen names of women in this field remain, who were a lifesaver in times of need.