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Manzanitas Group
In this Group: Isidora, Solmar Estefania, Jimena, Ruth, Alejandra, Sonia Pamela, Rosario, Felisa, Agustina, Hilda
The Manzanitas community bank is a group of ten women who have decided to come together to request a loan and also receive training and health services. They are beginning their first loan cycle and will work within the Panamericana regional office.

Each of the group's members has her own business in services, production or commerce. The bank is run by a board of directors which is made up of a president (Isidora), a treasurer (Alejandra) and a secretary (Sonia).

The group's president, Isidora, lives with her husband and four children. Her business is selling cheese and she has been in this business for thirty five years, having learned the trade from her mom. Isidora buys her cheese from nearby towns such as Peñas and Los Andes and then sells it at La Garita de Lima Market in the city of La Paz. Her daughter helps her to make her sales.

Isidora requested a loan for 2,000 bolivianos which will be used to buy more cheese.

Isidora says that this is her first experience as a member of Pro Mujer. When we asked her what she likes about the institution, she replied "the training".
View original language description ↓
La Banca Comunal “MANZANITAS” es un grupo de 10 mujeres que ha decidido unirse para solicitar crédito y además recibir capacitación y atención en salud, serán parte del centro focal de Panamericana, ellas están iniciando su primer ciclo.

Cada una de las socias tiene negocio propio, de servicio, producción o comercio.
Para su organización, la B. C. Manzanitas cuenta con una mesa directiva integrada por una presidenta, la señora Isidora, una tesorera, la señora Alejandra y una secretaria de actas, la señora Sonia.

La Presidenta, la señora Isidora vive con su esposo y sus cuatro hijos, la señora Isidoro está en el negocio de la venta de queso, ella tiene este trabajo desde hace treinta y cinco años. El negocio fue aprendido de su mamá, trae queso de poblaciones cercanas, como Peñas y Los Andes y los vende en la Ciudad de La Paz, en la Feria de la Garita de Lima. En cuanto a la venta, recibe la colaboración de su hija.
El préstamo solicitado fue por Bs.2000.- y será destinado para la compra de más queso.

La señora Isidora indica que esta es su primera experiencia como socia de Pro Mujer, cuando se le consulta que es lo que le gusta de la institución, ella responde “la capacitación”.

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
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,305,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Manzanitas Group's $2,825 loan helped a member to buy cheese.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 12, 2011
Listed
Jan 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 15, 2011