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Siempre Vivas Group
In this Group: Angelica Maria , Hilda , Yolanda , Gerson Efriain, Gladys Arminda, Susset Rosa, Martha, Melissa, Betshabe
The “Siempre Vivas” (Always Living) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Santiago II Center. It has nine members led by a governing board headed by Angélica. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses like: metal shop, sewing, manufacturing gloves for archers, sportswear manufacturing, food sales, jewelry, ‘pasanaku’ (a traditional Bolivian method of group money saving).

Angélica indicates that she’s been working with Pro Mujer for fifteen years but dropped out five years ago. Now, invited to rejoin by one of the promoters, she decided to work with the institution again. Currently, she has a business sewing implements for archery. She learned this business from her family and has been in it for 16 years.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase her capital; she will buy fabric and thread at wholesale on Isac Tamayo Street and after making the items will sell them in Santa Cruz and Cochabamba Departments. This way of life makes it possible for her to generate resources to help out her family since she’s married and has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health clinic.
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La A.C. “SIEMPRE VIVAS” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Santiago II, está compuesta por nueve integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Angelica. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: metalmecánica, costura, confección de guantes de arquero, confección de deportivos, venta de comida, joyería, pasanaco.

La señora Angelica, indica que esta hace quince años que trabaja con Pro Mujer, pero que se retiro hace cinco años; ahora volvió a trabajar con la institución por invitación de una promotora. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de costura de implementos de arquero, que viene trabajando hace 16 años, negocio que aprendió de su familia.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de tela e hilos), que compraran por mayor de la calle Isac Tamayo y posterior a la elaboración del producto lo venderá en los departamentos de Santa Cruz y Cochabamba. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella es casada y tiene dos hijos.

Cuando se le consulta que le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el consultorio.

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
  • 168
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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 Siempre Vivas Group's $2,250 loan helped a member to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2011
Jul 16, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011