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Cusisiña Group
In this Group: Maria Magdalena, Amalia Rosemary, Patricia Ines, Celia, Virginia, Celia Vilma , Jhannett Lourdes, Alvaro Favio*, Mariana, Maribel
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Cusisiña is the name of this group which is starting its second cycle in the Santiago II Central Office. Cusisiña is an Aymara word which means "to be happy". Maria is the president of the group, and is in her second cycle as are many of her fellow members. Her business is the purchase and sale of perfumes and essences. She started 3 years ago under the guidance of her brother. She now makes her sales in large markets such as the market of the 16 de Julio zone, in the El Alto city. The rest of the days she sells in the afternoons on the outskirts of El Alto. A mother of two, she counts on the support of her husband to carry the business forward. This loan of 1500 Bs will be used for the purchase of bottles and essences.
The group is made up of nine women and one man. They all have different businesses in goods and services, for example: cosmetics sales, food sales, public transport driver, toilet paper sales, a fast food store, perfume and cosmetics sales, and food sales.
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Cusisiña es el nombre de la asociación que está iniciando su segundo ciclo en el Centro Focal de Santiago II. Cusisiña es una voz aymará que quiere decir “alegrarse".
La señora Maria es la presidenta de la asociación, al igual que varias de sus compañeras este es su segundo ciclo. Su negocio es el de la compra y venta de perfumes y esencias, comenzó hace 3 años bajo la orientación de su hermano. Actualmente realiza sus ventas en Ferias grandes como la Feria de la zona 16 de Julio, en la ciudad de El Alto y el resto de los días por la tarde en la Ceja de El Alto.
Madre de dos niños cuenta con el apoyo de su esposo para llevar adelante el negocio.
Este crédito de por Bs 1500 será utilizado para la compra de botellas y esencias.
Integran la asociación comunal nueve mujeres y un varón. Tienen negocios diferentes de comercio y servicio, como por ejemplo: venta de cosméticos, venta de comida, chofer de transporte público, venta de papel higiénico, tienda de Pollos a la Broster, venta de perfumes y cosméticos, venta de comida.

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
  • 164
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Cusisiña Group's $3,425 loan helped a member bottles and essences.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 7, 2010
Sep 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011