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Zapatito Veloz Group
In this Group: Marisol, Julia , Antonia, Vilma, Jovita Feliza, Juana, Nancy , Filomena
The “Zapatito Veloz” (Swift Little Shoe) community bank is about to start its ninth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Collpani regional office. The group has eight members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Marisol. The businesses that the members of the community bank are engaged in are varied and include: selling stoves, selling 'chicharrones' (fried pork rinds), sewing, selling plastic products, selling sweaters and sewing jackets.

Marisol tells us that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for two years. She joined through an invitation from some of her family members. She currently has a business sewing track suits and has been in this business for three years.

Marisol will use the loan that she is requesting to increase her capital (buying fabric, threads, etc.). She will buy her supplies in the market and then, when she has made her outfits, she will sell them in her store. This work enables her to make income with which to support her family in so far as she can. She is married and has one child.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Marisol replied that she enjoys sharing with her fellow bank members and also the savings.
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La A.C. “ZAPATITO VELOZ” iniciará su noveno ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Collpani, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Marisol. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de cocinas, venta de chicharrones, costuras, plásticos en general, venta de chompas, costura de chamarras.

La señora Marisol, indica que hace dos años que integra Pro Mujer y que ingreso por invitación de sus familiares. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de costura de buzos deportivos que viene trabajando hace tres años.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar capital (compra de tela, hilos, etc.) que adquirirá de la feria y posteriormente a la elaboración lo venderá en su comercio. Esta forma de trabajo le permitirá generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella es casada y un hijo.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta compartir con las compañeras 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
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zapatito Veloz Group's $2,200 loan helped a member to buy fabric, threads, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2011
Sep 27, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012