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Amigas De Tilata Group
In this Group: Maria Antonieta, Veronica, Victoria, Marcelina, Juana Luisa , Filomena , Escarlet, Maria Elena
The communal bank "Amigas de Tilata" will begin its 10th loan cycle with Pro Mujer. As part of the Focal Center of Cascada, it is made up of 8 group members and is directed by a board of which Mrs. Escarlet is the Secretary. The businesses that the group members pursue are varied, including the following: selling ice cream, knitting baby clothes, selling sodas and gelatins, selling meals, selling alpaca wool blankets, weaving blankets, and running various stores like tire stores, general stores, butcher shops, etc.

The loan will be used to benefit micro-businesses with distinct goals. Mrs. Escarlet is part of the group and she indicates that she joined 6 months ago, by invitation from a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling clothing. She notes that she began her business years ago based on recommendations from one of her aunts, who traveled for merchandise to other states.

The loan that she requests now will be used to increase her capital (purchase clothing), and she will make those purchases in Perú, in bulk, and then sell them in her stall. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her family as much as possible since she is single and has a child.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the help received from staff.
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La A.C. “AMIGAS DE TILATA” iniciará el decimo tercer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Cascada, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Escarlet es la Secretaria. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: venta de helados, tejido de ropa de bebe, tienda de llantas, tienda de barrio, venta de refrescos y gelatinas, carnicería, trenzado de mantas, venta de comida, venta de mantas de alpaca.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias con distintos rubros, donde la señora Escarlet es parte integrante, ella indica que hace seis meses 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 ropa, cuenta que hace años emprendió este negocio por concejos de una de sus tías, quienes viajaban por mercadería de ropa a otros departamentos.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de ropa) que adquirirá de Perú, por mayor, 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 soltera y tiene un hijo.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta la confianza que reciben del personal.

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
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,169,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amigas De Tilata Group's $4,700 loan helped a member to purchase clothing.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2012
Jan 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013