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Estrellitas Group
In this Group: Rebeca Berna, Felicidad, Victoria, Flora, Juana, Leonora, Gumercinda
The “ESTRELLITAS” (Little Stars) communal bank will be starting their first cycle with Pro Mujer as a part of the Santiago II office. The communal bank has seven members. The board of directors is led by Rebeca. The members' businesses include selling food, cakes, sweaters, soft drinks and candy, wool, polleras and running a grocery store.


Rebeca says that this is first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She became a member through an invitation from her advisor. Currently, she has a business making polleras (Bolivian pleated skirts). She has had this business for some time.


The loan she is taking out now will be used to increase her capital in order to buy wholesale fabrics from La Ceja. After she makes the polleras, she will sell them in Cochabamba. This kind of work allows her to generate income in order to support her family. She has a common-law marriage and three children.


When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she said that she likes the training.

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La A.C. “ESTRELLITAS” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del centro focal de Santiago II, está compuesta por siete integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Rebeca. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de comida, venta de masitas, tejidos de chompas, venta de refrescos y golosinas, venta de lana, venta de polleras, tienda de abarrotes.

La señora Rebeca, indica que es la primera vez que trabaja en Pro Mujer y que integro la institución por invitación de su la asesora. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de elaboración de polleras que viene trabajando hace algún tiempo.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de telas) que adquirirá de la Ceja, por mayor, y posteriormente a la elaboración comercializará en Cochabamba. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, pues ella vive en unión libre y tiene tres hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta la capacitación.

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
  • 189
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Estrellitas Group's $1,350 loan helped a member purchase fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jan 6, 2012
Listed
Jan 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jul 24, 2012