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Los Angeles Group
In this Group: Ana Nativa, Viviana Gabriela, Erodita, Nila, Benigna , Mary , Celia Dora , Claudina
The communal bank "Los Angeles" [The Angels] is going to start its second round in Pro Mujer, as part of the regional hub of Villa Adela. It has eight members and it's run by a board where Nila is the treasurer. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied and among them there are: making and selling blankets, weaving sweaters, pants sewing, selling vegetables, making alpaca blankets, grocery stores, sale and yarn of vicuna wool.

The loan that are requesting will benefit small micro businesses where Nila is a member. She says that she entered Pro Mujer six months ago, entering by invitation of a promoter of the institution who went to her home. She currently runs a business that yarns and sells vicuna wool. She states that she purchased this business when she was unemployed, because she knew to elaborate vicuna yarn. From that date, she works in the business.

The loan she will receive is to increase working capital (to buy vicuna wool). She buys it in fairs in the provinces and then she sells it in her stall. This way to work allows her to generate resources to support her family in whatever she can, because she cohabits and has two children. When asked about what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings.
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La A.C. “LOS ANGELES” iniciará el segundo ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Villa Adela, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Nila es la Tesorera. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: elaboración y venta de mantas, tejido de chompas, costura de pantalones, venta de verduras, elaboración de mantas de alpaca, tienda de barrio, hilado y venta de lana de vicuña.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Nila es una integrante, ella indica que hace seis meses que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una promotora de la institución que fue a su casa. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de hilado y venta de lana de vicuña; nos cuenta que este negocio lo adquirió cuando se encontraba sin trabajo, pero sabía la elaboración de hilo de vicuña, desde esa fecha ella trabaja en ese negocio.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de lana de vicuña) mismo que adquiere de las ferias de las provincias y posteriormente lo comercializará en su puesto de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella vive en concubinato y tiene dos hijos.

Cuando se le consulta que le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el ahorro.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 200
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Los Angeles Group's $3,925 loan helped a member to buy vicuna wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 31, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013