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San Juan Group
In this Group: Benedicta, Francisca, Maria Eugenia, Julia*, Agripina Clotilde, Erica Lourdes, Roger Plateny, Hilda
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Benedicta P. is 46 years old and the president of the San Juan Communal Association which is part of the Centro Focal Panamericana. Benedicta sells vegetables in different markets around the city of El Alto. One of these markets is the Mercado San Felipe. Due to the necessity of paying for family expenses, she has been selling at markets for approximately the past 5 years. Her family consists of 11 people.

Benedicta requires the loan in order to acquire merchandise and continue to generate income. She also indicates that she likes the type of work that they have to do at Pro Mujer , especially the savings. In addition, she regularly visits the consulting office because they treat her so warmly.

The women members of this communal association have a variety of businesses, both production-based and service-based. They all require the loan in order to invest in their businesses.
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Benedicta P. de 46 años, es presidenta de la Asociación Comunal San Juan, que a su vez pertenece al Centro Focal Panamericana. Benedicta se dedica a vender verduras en diferentes ferias de la ciudad de El Alto, una de ellas es el mercado San Felipe, ella vende hace 5 años aproximadamente por la necesidad de solventar los gastos de su familia el cual está conformado por 11 integrantes.

Benedicta necesita el préstamo para adquirir mercadería y seguir generando ingresos. También indica que a ella le gusta la forma de trabajo que se tiene en Pro Mujer, sobre todo el ahorro, además visita con relativa frecuencia al consultorio porque le dan un trato caluroso.

Las demás integrantes de esta Asociación Comunal tienen variados negocios que se dedican al comercio, producción y servicio, todas necesitan el préstamo para invertir en sus negocios.

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
  • 158
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Juan Group's $2,050 loan helped a member to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 7, 2010
May 26, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010