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Estrellas Celestes Group
In this Group: Maria Ster, Justina , Karolina, Isabel , Silvia , Margarita, Beronica, Olga Nieves
The “Estrellas Celestes” (Celestial Stars) communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani focal center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by María. The members are engaged in a variety of business activities among which we have: furniture sales, sales agent, coat and vest making, macramé weaving, sweater making, commerce, clothes sales and used clothes sales.

María indicates that this is the first time she’s worked in Pro Mujer and that she joined the institution thanks to an invitation from one of the promoters. She currently manufactures furniture (carpentry shop), a business she’s had for years having learned from her father.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase her capital. She will buy lumber in the stands and once the furniture is made she’ll sell it in her sales space. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family since she’s separated and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the recuperation and the health services.
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La A.C. “ESTRELLAS CELESTES” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del centro focal Collpani, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora María. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de muebles, promotor de venta, confección de sacos y chalecos, tejido de macramé, confección de chompas, comercio, venta de ropa, venta de ropa usada.

La señora María, indica que es la primera vez que trabaja en Pro Mujer y que integro la institución por invitación de promotores. En la actualidad ella tiene un elaboración de muebles (carpintería) que viene trabajando hace años, aprendiendo el mismo de su padre.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de madera) que comprara de las barracas y posteriormente a la elaboración lo venderá en su espacio de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, pues ella es separada y tiene dos hijos.

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

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
  • 223
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Estrellas Celestes Group's $2,675 loan helped a member to buy lumber.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 29, 2011
Dec 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012