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Las Principiantes Group
In this Group: Jimena Gregoria, Maria, Julia, Sabina, Graciela, Natividad, Juana, Marizabeth, Vilma, Erick
Las Principiantes (The Beginners) is a group of 9 women and one man who belong to the Juan Pablo II focus center. They are all hard workers and very tenacious in the various enterprises they have entered into and have been together approximately 7 years. The current president is Jimena. One of the members is Julia, 43. She has been a member of this group since its founding and she states that the loans that ProMujer has been able to provide have been a great help for her motors and motor parts sales business. When she is asked how it was that she got into this kind of business, she relates that her husband is a mechanic and many of his customers who would come in for repairs often wanted to buy new motors or better models of the ones they currently owned. So, she decided to sell motors and, not only that, but replacement part, too. She remembers that with her first loan she purchased piston rings. With time, her husband got a new job so she could no longer count on his expertise in the motor buying and selling business so she began a new enterprise: the sale of tennis shoes which she sells at the 16 of July Fair (Market) in the city of El Alto. It is for this new activity that she needs this new loan. Like Julia, her partners have different and varied activities such as the sale of salchipapa (a dish made of potatoes and fried sausage), transportation services and skirt making.
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Las Principiantes, así se hacen llamar un grupo de 9 mujeres y un varón que pertenecen al Centro Focal Juan Pablo II, todas trabajan con mucha tenacidad y perseverancia en los negocios que han emprendido y están juntos hace 7 años aproximadamente, su actual presidenta es Jimena.
Una de las integrantes es Julia de 43 años, ella es parte de este grupo desde que se ha fundado e indica que ha sido gran apoyo los créditos que Pro Mujer le ha podido otorgar, ya que tiene el negocio de venta de motores y repuestos, cuándo se le consulta de cómo ingresó al negocio, ella indica que su esposo es mecánico y muchas personas que venían a hacer arreglar los motores de sus movilidades algunos querían comprar motores nuevos o mejores de los que tenían actualmente y ella decidió vender los motores y no solo eso sino otros repuestos de movilidad, recuerda que con su primer préstamo compro anillas. Con el pasar del tiempo su esposo consiguió trabajo y ella no tuvo más el asesoramiento de su esposo en la venta y compra de motores. Entonces incursiono en otro nuevo negocio como la venta de tenis y lo vende en la Feria 16 de Julio de la ciudad de El Alto, para lo cual necesita el nuevo préstamo.
Al igual que Julia sus compañeras tienen diferentes y variados negocios como la venta de salchipapa, servicio de transporte y confección de polleras (faldas).

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
  • 178
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,755,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Principiantes Group's $2,325 loan helped a member to purchase stock items, consumibles and raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Oct 13, 2009
Listed
Nov 1, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
May 15, 2010