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Constructor Ii Group
In this Group: Catalina , Basilia , Paulina *, Irma , Julieta Beatriz, Ana Maria, Adela
* not pictured
Communal bank "Constructor II" ("Builder II") will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the focus center Los Andes. It is comprised of seven members and directed by a board headed by Catalina. The businesses run by the members of the communal bank are varied. Among them are selling chuño (freeze dried potato flour), making hats, sewing macramé blankets, selling pants and selling layettes.
Catalina reports that she has been working with Pro Mujer for two years and that she became a part of the institution because she was invited by a promoter. She currently owns a hat making business. She's been in this line of work for years and she learned it from her former boss.
The loan she requests now is to increase her working capital by purchasing leather from hardware stores by wholesale. After crafting it, she will sell it in her sales booth. This line of work allows her to get an income in order to support her family, since she's married and has three children.
When asked about what she likes most about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services.
In the picture, Paulina is absent due to cultural reasons.
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La A.C. “CONSTRUCTOR II” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del centro focal Los Andes, está compuesta por siete integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Catalina. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de chuño, elaboración de sombreros, manta a macramé, venta de pantalones, venta de ajuares de bebé.

La señora Catalina, indica que hace dos años que trabaja en Pro Mujer y que integro la institución por invitación de una promotora. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de elaboración de sombreros que viene trabajando hace años, aprendiendo el mismo de su jefe anterior.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de cuero) que adquirirá de las ferreterías, por mayor, y posterior a la elaboración lo comercializará en su puesto de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, pues ella es casada y tiene tres hijos.

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

En la fotografía esta ausenta la señora Paulina por razones culturales.

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
  • 141
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,337,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Constructor Ii Group's $1,925 loan helped a member to purchase leather.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 1, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012