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Barcelona Group
In this Group: Carmen Rosa , Hilda Isabel , Olga Dina, Demetria, Luz Marina, Marcela
The communal bank "BARCELONA" will begin its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Regional Office. It is composed of six members and is directed by a governing board led by Carmen Rosa. There are several businesses that the members of the communal bank are undertaking, including a neighborhood store and the sale of baby hats, food, sweets, and grains.

Carmen Rosa says that it is the first time that she is part of a communal bank with Pro Mujer, becoming a member after being invited by a neighbor. She currently has a machine textile business which she has been working on for years, a trade which she learned from her brother-in-law.

The loan that she is taking out is to increase her capital to purchase wool and repair machinery, which she will buy from the market in La Paz and later sell in her retail space. This business helps her to support her family since she is single and has three children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the healthcare aspect.
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La A.C. “BARCELONA” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal Collpani, está compuesta por seis integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Carmen Rosa. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de gorros para bebe, venta de comida, venta de golosinas, tienda de barrio, venta de cereales.

La señora Carmen Rosa, indica que es la primera vez que integra una asociación comunal en Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una vecina. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de tejido a máquina que viene trabajando hace años, aprendiendo el mismo de su cuñada.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de su capital, (compra de lana y arreglo de máquina), mismo que comprará de la feria paceña y posteriormente lo comercializará en su espacio de comercialización. Este negocio le ayuda a apoyar a su familia pues ella es soltera y tiene tres hijos.

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

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 234
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,576,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Barcelona Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy wool and repair machinery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 27, 2012
Listed
Apr 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 15, 2012