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Alternativa Group
In this Group: Francisca, Felipa, Lucrecia, Evaristo, Elva, Nancy, Mary Luz, Martha, Hortencia, Asunta, Modesta
The “Alternative” cooperative bank has been in existence for eleven years. It meets in Los Andes, located in the city of El Alto.

Currently, Francisca C. is the president of this group. She notes that the group members work together, are prompt, and get along like sisters. Group members undertake different types of activities such as the sale of shoes, plastic bags, making and selling of prepared foods, and carpentry.

The majority of the members knit traditional sweaters, socks and gloves. The coming winter cold will ensure that their sales grow, and for this they need funds to buy raw materials.
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La asociación comunal “Alternativa” tiene once años de vida, se reúne en el centro focal Los Andes ubicado en la ciudad de El Alto.
Actualmente Francisca C. es la presidente de este grupo, menciona que el grupo se caracteriza por que entre ellas son solidarias, cumplidas y se llevan como hermanas.
La asociación tiene diferentes actividades como ser, venta de zapatos, bolsas plásticas, elaboración y venta de comida, una de ellas es carpintera, pero la mayoría de sus integrantes se dedica al tejido artesanal de chompas, medias y guantes. Con las bajas temperaturas del invierno tienen la seguridad que pueden incrementar sus ventas, para este objetivo necesitan capital para la compra de materia prima.

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

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 204
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Alternativa Group's $3,975 loan helped a member to buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009