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Flor De Rosas Mariscal Group
In this Group: Paulina , Ceferina, Maria Beatriz, Alejandra, Agustina, Concepción Remedios, Elisavet, Dominga, Veneranda, Marcela*, Cristina
* not pictured
The "Flor Mariscal" communal bank will begin its second loan cycle with Pro Mujer, through the Los Andes regional office. It is comprised of eleven members and is managed by the board of directors lead by Paulina. The businesses that the communal bank's members manage are diverse, and include weaving wool, selling fish, selling kerosene, selling vegetables, selling sweaters, selling refreshments, running a neighborhood store, and selling fried potatoes and a hot dog.

Paulina states that she joined the Pro Mujer communal bank one year ago, when she was invited by one of the promoters. Currently, she has a business selling food, which she has worked at for three years. She learned this skill from her mother.

The loan she will take out is to increase her capital by buying food, which she will purchase from the markets in the city of El Alto. After preparing the food, she will sell it at her booth Monday through Saturday. This form of work helps her to support her family. She is married and has four children.

When asked about what she likes about Pro Mujer, Paulina said that she likes the area of health; specifically, the attention given to women.

In the photo, one woman, Marcela, is only half shown because she was not well-situated when the photo was taken.
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La A.C. “FLOR MARISCAL” iniciará su segundo ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Los Andes, está compuesta por once integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Paulina. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: tejido de aguayos, venta de pescado, venta de kerosenne, venta de verduras, venta de chompas, venta de refrescos, tienda de barrio, venta de salchipapas.

La señora Paulina, indica que hace un año que integra una asociación comunal en Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de la promotora. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio venta de comida que viene trabajando hace tres años, aprendiendo el mismo de su madre.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar capital (compra de víveres), mismo que adquirirá de las ferias de la ciudad de El Alto y posterior a la elaboración lo comercializará en su puesto fijo de lunes a sábado. Esta forma de trabajo le ayuda al sustento de su familia, pues ella es casada y tiene cuatro hijos

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el área de salud, específicamente la atención que se da a las mujeres.

En la fotografía aparese la señora Marcela, solo medio cuerpo, ya que no se hubico bien para la imagen.

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
  • 231
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,577,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Flor De Rosas Mariscal Group's $3,625 loan helped a member to buy food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2012
May 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2012