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Unión Group
In this Group: Faustina , Gladys Lidia , Eugenia, Jhanet Natividad , Milenka, Tatiana, Rosa Aurelia , Nelly , Nancy
The communal bank "Union" is starting its 6th loan cycle with Pro Mujer, in the Santiago II central office. This group has 8 members and is led by a board of directors headed by Faustina. The members of this communal bank have a variety of businesses such as the sale of: milkshakes, clothing, vegetables, newspapers, meat and also the production of sportswear.

Faustina states that this is her 6th year working with Pro Mujer, which she joined at the recommendation of her niece. Now she has had a milk shake business for 6 years, a business that she learned from her daughter.

The loan that she will take now will be used to increase her capital to purchase sugar and bicervecina (a non-alcoholic malt beverage.) She will buy these products in the market, and she will sell her milkshakes at the schools. This type of work allows her to generate resource so that she can support her family as best she can. She is married and has 4 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the health care services, the loans and the savings accounts.
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La A.C. “UNIÓN” iniciará su sexto ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal Santiago II, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Faustina. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de batidos, venta de ropa, venta de verduras, venta de periódicos, venta de carne, confección de deportivos.

La señora Faustina, indica que este es el sexto año que trabaja con Pro Mujer, ingresando por recomendación de su sobrina. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de batidos que viene trabajando desde hace seis años, el que aprendió de su hija.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de azucar y bicervecina), que comprara de las ferias y lo venderá en los colegios. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella es casada y tiene cuatro hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta la salud, el crédito y el ahorro.

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
  • $33,489,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Unión Group's $1,050 loan helped a member to buy sugar and "bicervecina".
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 26, 2011
Sep 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012