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Amigas Unidas Group
In this Group: Valeria, Marina, Helen, Jeannette*, Teodoro, Elvira, Maria Fernanda, Elias Henry, Victoria, Clara, Zulma, Ines*, Lucila
* not pictured
The “AMIGAS UNIDAS” (United Friends) communal bank is starting its 11th cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II Focal Center. It has 13 members; one man and 12 women. The group is very unified; they like to share. Eleven active members appear in the photo. One of the members (in the brown checked vest) is temporarily dropping out of the group and Inés, who is serving food, and Jeannette, who was at the health clinic, don’t appear in the photo.

The “AMIGAS UNIDAS” communal bank set up its governing board thus: Lucila is President, Valeria is Treasurer and Elias is Recording Secretary. The businesses the communal bank members are involved in are varied; they have to do with commerce, services and production.

Valeria, communal bank Treasurer, indicates that the business she currently has together with her husband is painting truck cabins. When her husband was employed at a firm he learned how to pain autos and now they both work painting truck cabins. She used the initial loans to buy a soldering iron, compressor and oxygen, all necessary elements for the work. The current loan will be used to buy the cabins (it’s a matter of buying them second hand, the ones that have been damaged by time or by an accident). To accomplish the purchase she travels to cities near El Alto: Oruro and Cochabamba. Sales take place at her workshop.

Valeria is a 30 year old woman living with her husband and three children. She has collaborated with Pro Mujer for twelve cycles. When she is asked what she likes best about Pro Mujer she answers that she likes sharing with her fellow members.
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La A.C. “AMIGAS UNIDAS” es un grupo que iniciará el onceavo ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Santiago II. Está compuesta por trece personas, 1 varón y 12 mujeres. Es un grupo muy unido, que le gusta compartir, en la foto aparecen once socias activas, una socia (chaleco café a cuadros)que temporalmente se esta retirando del grupo y no salen en la foto Doña Ines que se encuentra sirviendo la comida y doña Jeannette que se encontraba en el consultorio de salud.

La asociación comunal “AMIGAS UNIDAS” organizó su mesa directiva de la siguiente manera: como presidenta, la señora Lucila, la tesorera la señora Valeria y como secretario de actas el señor Elias. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados, tienen que ver con el comercio, con los servicios y la producción.

En el caso de la señora Valeria, la tesorera de la asociación comunal, indica que actualmente tiene como negocio junto con su esposo, el pintado de cabinas (cabezas) de camiones. El esposo como empleado de una empresa aprendió a pintar autos ahora ambos trabajan en el pintado de cabinas de camion. Con los primeros créditos pudo comprar soplete, compresora y oxigeno, elementos necesarios para su trabajo. El crédito de ahora será invertido en la compra de estas cabinas (se trata de la compra de cabinas de segunda mano, que han quedado dañadas por el tiempo o un accidente), para lograr esta compra la señora viaja a ciudades cercanas de la ciudad de El Alto: Oruro y Cochabamba. Las ventas son realizadas en el mismo taller.

La señora Valeria, es una mujer de 30 años de edad, vive con su esposo y sus tres hijos. Ha trabajado con Pro Mujer desde hace doce ciclos.
Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta compartir con sus compañeras.

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.

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  • $29,549,450
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amigas Unidas Group's $3,775 loan helped a member to buy second hand truck cabins.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 9, 2011
Listed
Feb 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Aug 15, 2011