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Perlas Blancas Group
In this Group: Nicolasa, Pascuala, Ruth, Bertha, Julia*, Claudia Lorena, Mery Margoth, Laura Lola, Justa, Frida Magaly, Irene Juana, Claudia Gabriela, Emiliana, Hanz, Benita
* not pictured
The market center of Collpani is relatively small and is a distance from the center of the city of El Alto. In the market center, you will find the Perlas Blancas (White Pearls) Association, and its members are comprised of 14 women and 1 man. This group is made up of new businesses which include: the sale of toys, cleaning, seamstresses, making and designing clothes, sewing aprons, "Llantería" shop, and the sale pastries and fruits.

Mrs. Nicolaz M., who is 47 years of age, indicates that she had belonged to a different Association and has now decided to integrate within this group, who are friends and neighbors in her area. Her business is designing and sewing aprons. She learned this business from her sister. The loan she is requesting will be used to purchase fabric which will be used exclusively for the continued operation of her business.
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El centro focal de Collpani es relativamente pequeño y se encuentra en una zona alejada del centro de la ciudad de El Alto. En centro focal se encuentra la asociación Perlas Blancas, la misma que está conformada por 14 mujeres y 1 varón. Este grupo es nuevo, los negocios que tienen son: venta de juguetes, artículos de limpieza, costura de buzos, confección de ropa, costura de mandiles, taller de llantería, venta de masitas y venta de frutas.
La señora Nicolaza M., con 47 años indica que antes ya pertenecía a una Asociación y que ahora a decidido integrar un nuevo con amigas y vecinas de su zona, ella tiene el negocio de costura de delantales, aprendió esta actividad de su hermana, el monto que está solicitando es Bs.- 1000 con el que piensa comprar exclusivamente tela y seguir operando en su negocio.

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
  • 229
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,613,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Perlas Blancas Group's $2,775 loan helped a member compra de materia prima (tela) - to purchase materials and products for their businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
6 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2010
Mar 22, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010