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Las Perlas Group
In this Group: Wilma, Isabel , Deisy, Martha, Lourdes, Julia, Gustavo, Adriana
The “Las Perlas” (Pearls) communal bank has 8 members, seven women and one man. The bank president is Deisy, 40. She’s married and has three children aged 15, 12 and 8; all attend school. She sells groceries, an activity she’s been in for many years. Her store is in La Guardia and she will use the loan to buy groceries like sugar, rice and oil in quantity and at wholesale. Her reason for requesting this loan is that she lacks capital to buy merchandise to stock her store and this is the only activity she has that makes it possible for her to support herself and support her family which is why she feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support provided.
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El Banco de emprendimiento LAS PERLAS está compuesto por ocho integrantes siete mujeres y un varón la presidenta del banco es la Sra. Deisy tiene 40 años y es casada con 3 hijos que son de las edades de 15, 12 y 8 años y todos se encuentran estudiando, ella se dedica a la venta de abarrotes, se dedica a esta actividad desde hace muchos años, tiene su tienda en la localidad de la Guardia, con el dinero del crédito comprara abarrotes por cantidad como azúcar, arroz y aceite por mayor, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es la falta de capital para la compra de mercadería para surtir su negocio, ya que esta es su única actividad que le permite mantenerse y mantener a su familia, por este motivo se siente feliz ya agradecida a la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 236
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,598,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Perlas Group's $3,925 loan helped a member to buy grocery items at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013