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Marcelinas Group
In this Group: Maruja, Fausto Genaro, Judith, Luisa, Teodora, Isabel, Benedicta, Yujra Lidia, Esther, Nacy Elvira, Reina, Zulema
The Marcelinas Group has been working with Pro Mujer for more than four years. Its members meet every fortnight in Collpani Center located in El Alto.


One of the oldest members of the group is Benedicta C. who unfortunately lost her daughter and must take care of her two grandchildren who are still minors. She weaves fabrics from the wool of vicuñas (a wild relative of the llama) and says that this business enables her to meet the expenses for her grandchildren.


Some of her fellow group members are also weavers, while others sell fruit, groceries, pants, backpacks, electronic devices and other items. They all indicate that they need a loan to buy raw materials or merchandise.

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La asociación “Marcelinas”, trabaja junto a Pro-Mujer hace mas de cuatro años, se reúnen cada dos semanas en el centro focal Collpani, ubicado en la ciudad de El Alto. Una de las socias mas antiguas es Benedicta C., lamentablemente perdió a su hija teniendo que hacerse cargo de sus dos nietos que aun son menores de edad, actualmente ella se dedica al tejido artesanal de mantas en la lana de vicuña, afirma que este negocio le permite cubrir los gastos que tienen sus nietos.
Algunas de sus compañeras también se dedican al tejido, otras de ellas venden frutas, abarrotes, pantalones, mochilas, artefactos electrónicos y otros. Todas afirman que necesitan créditos para la compra de materia prima o mercadería.

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.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 95
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  • $30,226,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Marcelinas Group's $1,450 loan helped a member to buy raw materials or merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jun 18, 2009
Listed
Aug 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2009