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Union Costaneras Group
In this Group: Rosmery, Elena, Paulina Vicenta*, Julia, Justina, Antonia, Elsa, Inocencia, Marcela Maruja, Dominga, Maribel Celia, Nelly Lucy, Susana
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Inocencia C. is one of the oldest members of the Union Costaneras group. At 63 years old, she has operated a textile business for 6 years, selling "aguayos" (a traditional hand-made, brightly-colored fabric). She needs the loan to buy sheep's wool and dyes. Inocencia's fellow members have a range of small businesses selling clothes, umbrellas, hats, socks, blankets, produce, cheese, meat and everyday grocery items. All of them need loans to buy merchandise that they will then resell to their customers.
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Inocencia C. es una de las más antiguas integrantes del grupo “Unión Costaneras” ,con 63 años de edad, hace 6 años que administra el negocio de tejido y venta de aguayos (telas coloridas confeccionadas artesanalmente) y necesita el préstamo para la compra de lana de oveja y tintes. Al igual que Inocencia, sus compañeras tienen diferentes negocios pequeños como la venta de ropa, paraguas, sombreros, medias, mantas, verduras, queso, carne y tienda de barrio, todas aseguran que necesitan el préstamo para la compra de mercadería y tener variados productos que ofertarle a sus clientes.

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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,308,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Union Costaneras Group's $4,250 loan helped a member buy merchandise to resell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2009
Aug 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010