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Señor De Santiago Group
In this Group: Lucy, Isabel, Dominga*, Martha, Elizabeth, Celia, Ana, Maria, Benita, Lorena, Marciala, Genoveva, Melin*, Maritza, Maclovia*, Yovana, Isidora, Marcela, Rosalia
* not pictured
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At early hours of the morning, still at dawn, in the "Las Mañaneras" market (The Early Risers market, which is so named because products are only sold there between 5-10 a.m.), located on Tumusia street in La Paz, ten women sell clothing, which they make and design themselves. They sell these products both retail and wholesale. These women form part of the "Señor de Santiago" association, which belongs to the main group of Villa Tejana. They work in a disciplined way, and they say that they need to increase their capital to purchase special machinery and to expand their shops so they can increase their production and obviously their profits for the good of themselves and their large families.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer


A tempranas horas de la mañana, aun de madrugada, en la feria “Las Mañaneras” (denominada así por que la venta de productos solo se la realiza de 5am a 10am) ubicada en la C. Tumusla de la ciudad de La Paz, mas de diez mujeres se dedican a la comercialización de ropa, esta, confeccionada y diseñada por ellas mismas. Productos que los venden al por mayor y menor. Estas señoras forman parte de la asociación “Señor de Santiago” que pertenece al centro focal de Villa Tejada, trabajando de manera disciplinada afirman que necesitan aumentar su capital para la compra de maquinaria especial, y para ampliar sus talleres de esta manera aumenta su producción y obviamente sus ganancias para el bien de ellas y de sus numerosas familias.

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
  • $31,613,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.4
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Señor De Santiago Group's $3,950 loan helped a member capital to purchase special machinery and to expand their shops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
May 21, 2008
Listed
Apr 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Dec 16, 2008