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Estrellas De Sajama Group
In this Group: Leonor, Candelaria, Hilaria, Cristina, Florencia, Adolfo, Elvira, Isabel Norma, Virginia, Benedicta, Ayda Margarita, Veronica Magali, Ana, Juana, Silvia*
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The "Estrellas de Sajama" community group encompasses fifteen people, fourteen women and a man. This is their 27th cycle. The president is Leonor. The group has been a part of the Cascada focal center since its beginning.

Leonor, a 60 year-old partner, is a widow. She had ten children during her marriage. Currently she sells "rellenos" (a savory pastry made of mashed potatoes filled with onions, meat and boiled eggs). She learned her business out of necessities, through her mother who taught her when she was 15 years old.

She joined Pro Mujer through a friend's invitation. The loan will serve as working capital. She will purchase wholesale merchandise from "La Riel" store in the Ceja market in the town of El Alto. She is a street vendor at the Ceja market.

The president says that training and sharing with friends is what she likes best about Pro Mujer.

The group has different types of services and commerce such as macrame weaving, sale of sodas, hardware, macrame, painting, book sales, sewing, coffee sales, sand washing (for construction), sales of bags, cafeteria, sale of refreshments, commerce, general store and ice cream sales.
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La Asociación Comunal “Estrellas de Sajama” está conformada por quince personas, catorce mujeres y un varón, este es su ciclo Nº27. La presidenta es la señora Leonor C. vda. de Gonzales. La asociación es parte del centro focal de Cascada desde sus primeros años.

La señora Leonor, socia de 60 años de edad, viuda, tuvo diez hijos durante su matrimonio, actualmente tiene como negocio la venta de “rellenos” ( papa aplastada, amasada rellena de cebolla, carne, un trozo de huevo hervido), ella aprendió este negocio por necesidad, su madre fue quien le enseñó, desde los quince años.

Ingresó a Pro Mujer por invitación de una amiga. El crédito le servirá para aumentar el capital de trabajo. Compra la mercadería por mayor de la “Ceja - La Riel” que se encuentra en la ciudad de El Alto, la venta de los rellenos es realizada en la Ceja de forma ambulante.

Conversando con la presidenta comenta que lo que más le gusta de Pro Mujer es la capacitación y compartir con las compañeras.

En cuanto a la asociación comunal, tienen diferentes tipos de negocios de servicio y comercio, como ser, tejido de chompa macramé, venta de refresco, ferretería, macramé, taller de pintura, venta de libros, costuras de centros, venta de café, lavado de arena, venta de bolsas, cafetería, venta de golosinas, comercio, tienda de barrio y venta de helados.

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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 80
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,645,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Estrellas De Sajama Group's $4,175 loan helped a member purchase of raw materials, cooking oil, potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 21, 2010
Listed
Jul 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 15, 2011