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Amazonas Group
In this Group: Bertha, Edith, Wilma , Shirley, Daria , Reyna Juana, Jeimmy Hevir, Leydi Raquel, Carmen Adelyn
The communal bank “Amazonas” will be starting their fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer through the regional office in Senkata. The group is made up of nine members and is led by a board of directors with Bertha as the president. The members are engaged in various business activities such as hand bag sales, a neighborhood store, meat sales, screen printing, carpentry, a butcher shop, children’s clothing sales and a brake repair shop.

The loan will benefit small businesses like Bertha’s. She has been member of Pro Mujer for 2 years and was invited by a friend of hers who is a member. She currently sells pastries and she says that she started this business several years ago on the advice of her teachers and friends. She started with a small amount of capital which has now grown because of the loans through Pro Mujer.

With this new loan she will increase her capital and purchase flour from the wholesale vendors in the city of La Paz. She will then sell her pastries in the neighborhoods around schools. This work will allow her to generate income to maintain her household as much as possible as she lives with her partner and their four children.

When asked what she likes most about Pro Mujer she responded that she likes the meetings about credit and health.
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La A.C. “AMAZONAS” iniciará el cuarto ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Senkata, está compuesta por nueve integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Bertha es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: venta de carteras, tienda de barrio, venta de carne, impresión cerigráfica, taller de carpintería, tienda de venta de carne, venta de ropa de bebe, taller de reparación de frenos.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Bertha da a conocer que hace dos años 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 venta de pasteles; da a conocer que este negocio lo emprendió hace varios años por el concejo de sus profesores y sus amigas, iniciando con un pequeño capital que en la actualidad creció por los préstamos obtenidos en Pro Mujer.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de harina) que adquirirá de las vendedoras mayoristas de la ciudad de La Paz y posteriormente lo comercializará en cercanías de los colegios. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para mantener en lo posible a su hogar pues ella vive en unión libre y tiene cuatro hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta las reuniones de crédito y el área de salud.

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
  • 229
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,614,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Amazonas Group's $4,725 loan helped a member purchase flour.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 27, 2013
Listed
Apr 6, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Covered
Ended:
Jan 17, 2014