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Wiñay Waras Group
In this Group: Asunta, Monica, Rosario, Lina*, Vanesa, Thania, Justina, Corina, Genara, Luisa*, Isabel, Lucia, Sonia, Juan, Patricia, Graciela*, Maruja, Fransisca
* not pictured
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The Wiñay Waras Association is more than 12 years old, in the center of Alto Lima and one of the most responsible and punctual with regard to payments and the success of its businesses.

It is made up primarily of women who most definitely collaborate with each other in the areas of responsibility and timeliness, in particular the younger members who make up the association.

This group is characterized by commercial endeavors, primarily involving basic necessities and in some cases the ladies have their own place of business. This does not stop them, however, from also marketing their products at the fairs and markets.

Currently, the Wiñay Waras Association requires capital to strengthen the business and to be ready for the various fairs in the cities of El Alto and La Paz.

Translated from Spanish by Mary Lynn, Kiva Volunteer.

La Asociación Wiñay Waras es una asociación con una antigüedad de más de 12 años aproximadamente dentro del Centro Focal de Alto Lima, una de las más responsables y puntuales en referencia al pago de cuotas y a la prosperidad de sus negocios.

Esta conformada en gran parte por mujeres que definitivamente colaboran en aspectos de responsabilidad y puntualidad principalmente a aquellas socias jóvenes que integran la Asociación.

Esta asociación se caracteriza por el comercio de mercadería, principalmente artículos de primera necesidad, como ser víveres y en algunos casos las señoras son dueñas de tiendas de abarrotes, o simplemente venta de víveres al crédito. La mayoría no cuenta con puestos de venta propio, pero eso no impide que realicen su trabajo en ferias y mercados.

Actualmente la asociación Wiñay Waras precisa de capital para fortalecer sus negocios, preparándolos para las distintas ferias de la ciudad de El Alto y La Paz.

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
  • 159
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Wiñay Waras Group's $4,750 loan helped a member require capital to strengthen their businesses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2008
Apr 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 29, 2008