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Alegria - 26 Group
In this Group: Mario, Lourdes, Edgar, Juana , Lizbeth Silv, Diana, Yola Ines, Alicia Sofia
The entrepreneurial bank ALEGRIA - 26 is comprised of eight members,of whom six are women and two are men. The bank's president, Lourdes, is 30 years old and has one small child. She works as a retailer, offering a variety of automotive products such as air fresheners and covers. She sells her products from a roadside station to drivers who stop to refuel, and she already has a number of customers. Lourdes is a long-standing client and this is her third loan with this instituion. Lourdes will use the funds to purchase her automotive products at wholesale prices. One of the challenges she faces in this business is the demand for the latest products, but she will use this loan to better meet her customers' needs by purchasing a variety of items. Lourdes is happy and grateful to the institution for the assistance it has provided in authorizing this loan.
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El Banco de emprendimiento ALEGRIA – 26 está compuesto por ocho integrantes seis mujeres, y dos varones, la presidenta del banco es la Sra Lourdes tiene 30 años tiene 1 hijo pequeño, ella se dedica al comercio minorista, ofreciendo variedad de productos para autos ya sea ambientador, fundas, ella vende en una estación de servicio ofreciendo sus productos a los choferes que cargan combustible, tiene ya muchos clientes, la Sra. Lourdes es cliente antigua ya que este préstamo es el tercero que solicito en la institución, la Sra. Lourdes va a usar este préstamo para la compra de artículos para autos al por mayor, la Sra. Lourdes enfrenta retos en su negocio que es la demanda que hay de nuevos productos y va a utilizar los beneficios en una mejor atención y comprando variedad de productos, la Sra. Lourdes se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado en la otorgación del crédito.

Additional Information

About Emprender

Emprender has been working in Bolivia since 1999. It is dedicated to becoming a key tool in the development of its clients and the improvement of their quality of life. Operating in three of Bolivia’s major cities – La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz – Emprender offers both urban and rural clients the opportunity to obtain financial products tailored to fit their needs and businesses. These products include housing loans, salary loans, “opportunity” (short-term) loans, and higher education loans. To better the quality of life for its clients and non-clients through non-financial services, Emprender offers free medical consultations and health classes given by trained doctors.

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
  • 163
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
A portion of Alegria - 26 Group's $3,700 loan helped a member to purchase wholesale auto supplies.
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 29, 2012