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Calacoto Group
In this Group: Julia, Maria Elena, Beatriz, Benedicta, Valeriana, Teresa , Valeria, Victoria
The “Calacoto” communal bank will start its sixth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the German Busch focal center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided by Julia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of business ventures among which are blanket weaving, pots sales, stockings sales, potato sales, recyclables sales and door making.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small businesswomen like Julia. She says she’s been a member of Pro Mujer for three years having joined thanks to an invitation from one of the institution’s promoters who visited her at home. She currently has a business selling pots. She relates that she started this business several years ago on her own initiative.

The loan she’ll take out now is to increase capital. She will buy pots from suppliers in the city of La Paz to then sell in her stand. This way of working makes it possible for her to generate resources as possible since she’s married and has six children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training and the credit.
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La A.C. “CALACOTO” iniciará el sexto ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de German Busch, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Julia es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: tejido de mantas, venta de ollas, venta de medias, venta de papa, venta de chatarras, producción de puertas.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Julia es integrante, ella indica que hace tres años que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una asesora de la institución que fue a visitarle a su casa. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de ollas; da a conocer que este negocio lo emprendió con hace varios años por iniciativa propia.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de ollas) que adquirirá de las distribuidoras de la ciudad de La Paz y posteriormente lo comercializará en su puesto fijo. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para mantener en lo posible a su hogar pues ella es casada y tiene seis hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta le gusta las capacitaciones en salud y crédito.

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
  • 185
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,008,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Calacoto Group's $2,650 loan helped a member to buy pots.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013