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Las Divinas Group
In this Group: Marina, Giovanna Claudia, Carla Antonia, Gervacia Julia*, Mariol Gabriela, Florentina, Patricia Ivonne, Edwin Ronald, Braulia, Antonieta, Maria Isabel, Miriam Del Carmen, Angel Nicolas*
* not pictured
The “Las Divinas” (The Divine Ones) communal bank is represented by Marina; it is maD. up of 13 members: 11 women and 2 men.

Marina is a widow and has two, school-age children, who are her reason to work. She sells seasonal items door-to-door, in the markets and, in some cases, in offices. She lives in a house under the anticretico modality. (Anticretico is a transaction not available in the U.S. whereby a property owner requests a "loan" from you in exchange for housing, which must be paid back to you at the end of your contract. If your loan is not repaid, the property owner loses the property to you). Her greatest expectation is to grow and be able to proviD. her children with a stable home.

The other members are involved in a variety of commercial activities such as: clothing sales, vegetable and meat sales, cheese sales, cleaning supplies sales, candle-making, optician supplies, office supplies, and others. For the most part, they all live in the same area of the city of El Alto.

Within the city’s internal marketplace, any business faces a lot of competition, as is true for the rest of the country. For this reason, the members look for other sales strategies to move their product. For example: they set up sales stands in as many markets as possible plus a fixed stand in the central market. The vast majority of members earn just enough to support their families so the capital offered helps them generate working capital and a savings rate for a future; most of the members are single mothers who must fend for themselves.

The loan will be used to increase their working capital and business. They will buy merchandise, materials, supplies, tools and ingredients. The group is in its 7th loan with the institution so they have wiD. expectations for growth because they can count on support from Fundación Agrocapita.
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El banco comunal denominado “Las Divinas” esta representada por la señora Marina y conformado D. 13 socios D. los cuales 11 son mujeres y 2 son varones. La señora Marina es viuda con dos niños en edad escolar que son su razón para trabajar, ella se dedica al comercio D. venta artículos D. temporada que distribuye a domicilios, mercados y en algunos casos a oficinas, ella vive en una casa en anticrítico por lo que su mas granD. expectativa D. crecimiento es poder darles un hogar fijo a sus hijos. Las demás socias se dedican a diferentes actividades como venta D. ropas, verduras carne, queso, productos D. limpieza, vélelas, material D. óptica, material D. escritorio y otros. En su mayoría radican en la misma zona D. la ciudad D. El Alto. Dentro del mercado interno D. la ciudad cualquier negocios es muy competitivo como al igual que en todo el país por ello los socios buscan otras estrategias D. venta D. sus productos como el tener puestos en todas las ferias zonales posibles y un puesto fijo en el mercado central, una gran mayoría D. las socias solo generan ingresos para el sustento D. sus familias por lo que el capital brindado les sirve para generar un capital D. trabajo y una tasa D. ahorro para un futuro ya que una mayoría D. las socias son madres que se baten solas. El crédito que solicitaron será utilizado para el incremento D. su capital D. trabajo y negocios, como compra D. mercadería, material, herramientas e insumos. El grupo esta emprendiendo su séptimo ciclo con la institución por lo que tienen amplias expectativas D. crecimiento porque cuentan con el apoyo económico D. la Fundación Agrocapita.

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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