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Las Amigas Group
In this Group: Eleuteria, Aurora, Rosa Felipa, Nimfa , Gregoria, Yolanda Milenka, Arminda*
* not pictured
The communal bank "LAS AMIGAS" is beginning its first loan cycle through Pro Mujer, which is run by the Villa Adela Social Center. The group is comprised of seven members and its board of directors is led by Eleuteria who is the president. The members are involved in different business activities, including antenna sales, sewing of sports clothing, sales of aprons and skirts, weaving of blankets and macramé, and cash register operator.

Eleuteria says this is the first time she has belonged to a Pro Mujer communal bank, and she decided to join on her own initiative. Currently she has a business knitting vests, blankets and sweaters, which she has been involved in for several years.

The loan she is requesting is to increase her merchandise by buying yarn at the fair in La Paz. Later she will sell the items ordered by her customers. The business has helped her support her family, since she is single with two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says she likes the health and money saving areas.

One of the members, Arminda, is not pictured in the photograph because she had a doctor's appointment.
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La A.C. “LAS AMIGAS” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal Villa Adela, está compuesta por siete integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva, donde la señora Eleuteria es la presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de antenas, costura de deportivos, venta de mandiles y enaguas, tejido de mantas y macramé, costura de deportivos, cajera.

La señora Eleuteria, indica que es la primera vez que integra una asociación comunal en Pro Mujer, ingresando por voluntad propia. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de tejido de chalecos, mantas y chompas que viene trabajando hace años.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su mercadería, (compra de lana), mismo que comprará de la feria paceña y posteriormente lo comercializará a pedido del cliente. Este negocio le ayuda a apoyar a su familia pues ella es soltera y tiene dos hijos.

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

En la fotografía no se encuentra la señora Arminda, ya que se fue a consulta médica.

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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 79
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,120,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Amigas Group's $1,725 loan helped a member to buy yarn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 26, 2012
Listed
Apr 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2012