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Kantati Group
In this Group: Victor Geronimo, Lucila , Gabriela , Bertha, Raul, Estela , Zulma, Hilda, Dionicia Victoria
The communal bank Kantati is made of nine members. Most of the women are shoe makers that live in the May 3rd district, but a certain percentage of the members have neighborhood grocery stores since they live in the same area. There are also two men in the group.

The president is Señor Víctor. He is 56 years old, married and is a responsible, dynamic person .His group knows this about him and that is why they elected him president. He works seven days a week as a salaried driver for a well-known company in the city. He will use the money from the loan to maintain his vehicle.

The secretary is Señora Zulma. She is married and crafts shoes for a living from a shop in her home. She sat out for one loan cycle and decided to rejoin the group. She will use the money from the loan to buy leather for shoemaking.

This group has been around for a while and is in its ninth loan cycle. They are grateful to the institution for the support they provide.
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El Banco de Emprendimiento Kantati esta conformado por nueve personas la mayoría de las señoras viven el zona tres de mayo y se dedican a la artesanía de zapatos y también un porcentaje tiene su tienda de barrio ya que viven por la misma zona y el cual se conocen muy bien en el grupo también están dos varones. El presidente es el Sr. Víctor es chofer asalariado en la una empresa muy conocida de la ciudad, trabaja de lunes a domingo es casado tiene cincuenta seis años es una persona responsable y dinámica conoce al grupo por eso lo eligieron presidente, con el dinero del crédito realizara el mantenimiento de su vehículo, la secretaria es la Sra. Zulma vive es casada se dedica ala costura de zapatos su taller es en su mismo domicilio es una socia que descanso un ciclo y decidió volver al grupo, con el dinero del crédito comprara cuero para la realización de zapatos. También es un grupo antiguo esta en su noveno ciclo y están agradecidas con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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About Emprender

Emprender has been working in Bolivia since 1999. It is dedicated to becoming a key tool in the development of its clients and the improvement of their quality of life. Operating in three of Bolivia’s major cities – La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz – Emprender offers both urban and rural clients the opportunity to obtain financial products tailored to fit their needs and businesses. These products include housing loans, salary loans, “opportunity” (short-term) loans, and higher education loans. To better the quality of life for its clients and non-clients through non-financial services, Emprender offers free medical consultations and health classes given by trained doctors.

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
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Kantati Group's $3,250 loan helped a member vehicle maintenance and to purchase leather for shoemaking.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2011
Jan 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011