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Mantillitas Group
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The “Mantillitas” communal bank will start its second cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided by Virginia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which are coffee sales, bookstore, slipper sales, ‘salchipapas’ [fried sausages with fried potatoes] sales, scarf sales and alpaca wool sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small, micro businesswomen with various lines of work. Virginia is one of them. She indicates that she’s been part of Pro Mujer for a year having been invited to join by a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently has a business selling slippers. She relates that she started the business in partnership with her sister but currently she’s running it herself.

The loan she’ll take out is to increase capital. She will buy slippers at wholesale along the Peru-Bolivia border and then sell them in her sales space. This way of working allows her to support her family however possible since she’s married and has three children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes sharing with her girlfriends.
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La A.C. “MANTILLITAS” iniciará el segundo ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Los Andes, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Virginia es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: venta de café, librería, pollerería, venta de zapatillas, venta de salchipapas, venta de chalinas y lana de alpaca.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias con distintos rubros, donde la señora Virginia es parte integrante, ella indica que hace un año que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una amiga que es socia de la institución. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de zapatillas, cuenta que este negocio lo emprendió conjuntamente su hermana y en la actualidad lo sigue manejando ella.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de zapatillas por mayor) que adquirirá de las fronteras Perú – Bolivia y posteriormente lo comercializará en su espacio de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su hogar pues ella es casada y tiene tres hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta compartir con las amigas.

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
  • 179
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,838,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mantillitas Group's $3,275 loan helped a member to buy slippers at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 23, 2012
Listed
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013