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Cristo Viene Group
In this Group: Martha, Marcela Isabel, Emma, Graciela, Regina Natividad, Paula, Primitiva*, Wilma, Francisca Pamela, Carmen, Victoria, Lucia, Beatriz, Felipa Yola, Irene
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Over two years ago, fifteen women formed the association “Cristo Viene” (“Christ is Coming”); they are convinced that by carrying out their own activities they can improve the quality of life of the families. The majority of the members live in the zone Villa Exaltación, located in the city of El Alto. They carry our various activities, such as, selling cosmetics by catalog, clothing, and making ‘polleras’ (A pollera is a traditional long skirt worn by women in some regions of Bolivia), ‘pollera’ underskirts, mantillas (head scarves), while other members make and sell lunches and other meals in the city’s market. The association “Cristo Viene” would like to increase their sales and for this they need to purchase supplies and/or products to be able to gain higher earnings.
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Hace más dos años, quince mujeres conforman la asociación “Cristo Viene”, están convencidas, que con una actividad propia pueden mejorar la calidad de vida de sus familias. La mayoría de ellas viven en la zona Villa Exaltación, ubicada en la ciudad de El Alto. Diversas son las actividades de este grupo, venden cosméticos por catalogo, ropa, confeccionan polleras (Una pollera es una falda larga usada como vestimenta femenina, típica en algunas regiones de Bolivia), centros de polleras y mantillas, otras de las socias elaboran y venden almuerzos y otras meriendas en mercados de la ciudad. La asociación Cristo viene, desea aumentar sus ventas, para esto necesita comprar insumos y/o productos y así poder obtener mayores ganancias

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

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About Bolivia

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $29,441,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cristo Viene Group's $4,850 loan helped a member to purchase supplies and/or products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 5, 2009
Listed
Jun 23, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Nov 15, 2009