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Lechuguitas Group
In this Group: Evelin, Consuelo, Angelica, Betty Beatriz, Paulina, Alejandra Andrea, Aunción, Julia
The “Lechugitas” communal association will begin their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer. The group is part of the Collpani regional office, and is made up of eight members, who are managed by a board that is headed by Evelin. The members of the group are involved in various types of businesses, including making patterns for clothing, selling vegetables, weaving blankets, selling undergarments and cakes, selling lamb meat, making potato chips, and making and selling hats.

Evelin says that this is her first time working with Pro Mujer, and that she joined the organization after a friend invited her. Her current business is making and selling hats, which she has done for years.

She is going to use the loan to increase her capital by purchasing additional hats, which she will buy in the Ceja neighborhood of El Alto and then sell at her stand. This type of work allows her to earn the resources she needs to support her family. She has one child and lives in a common-law marriage.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Evelin said she likes the training the organization provides.
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La A.C. “LECHUGUITAS” 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 Evelin. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: elaboración de moldes, venta de verduras, macramé de mantas, venta de ropa interior y queques, venta de carne de oveja, elaboración de papas fritas, elaboración y venta de sombreros.

La señora Evelin, indica que es la primera vez que trabaja en Pro Mujer y que integro la institución por invitación de una amiga. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de elaboración y venta de sombreros que viene trabajando hace años.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de sombreros) que comprará la Ceja y posteriormente lo venderá en su puesto de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, pues ella tiene un hijo y vive en unión libre.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta las capacitaciones.

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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Lechuguitas Group's $2,375 loan helped a member to purchase hats to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2012
Jan 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012