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Expresso Group
In this Group: Victoria, Hilda , Maria Elizabeth, Antonia, Katherinne, Cecilia Trifina, Elizabeth, Justina
The communal bank "Expresso" will start its 5th loan cycle in the Villa Exaltación offices of Pro Mujer. The group has 8 members and is led by a board of directors, of which Hilda is the Secretary. The members of this group have a variety of businesses, including: cake sales, hat sales, salchipapas (a dish with sausages and fried potatoes) sales, brick sales, food sales, drink sales, and sweets sales.

The loan that they are taking will benefit this group of small-businesswoman, of which Hilda is a member. She states that she joined Pro Mujer 4 years ago at the invitation of an adviser from the institution when she went to her house to visit her. Now, Hilda has a dressmaking business. She started out in this line of work when she was employed at a dressmaking workshop, and later she decided to establish an independent business.

She will use this loan to increase her working capital; she will buy fabric from the wholesale vendors in the city of El Alto and later use it to make items to sell from her sales post. This type of work is enabling her to generate resources to support her household in so far as possible. Hilda lives with a partner and their 4 children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answered that she likes the loans and the health clinic.
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La A.C. “EXPRESSO” iniciará el quinto ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Villa Exaltación, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Hilda es la Secretaria. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: venta de pasteles, venta de sombreros, venta de salchipapas, venta de ladrillos, venta de comida, venta de refrescos, venta de dulces.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Hilda es integrante, ella indica que hace cuatro años que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una asesora de la institución que fue a su casa a visitarla. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de taller de costura; este negocio lo emprendió anteriormente en un taller donde trabajaba de operaria, posteriormente decide establecer un negocio independiente.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de tela) que adquirirá de las vendedoras mayoristas de la ciudad de El Alto y posteriormente a ala elaoración lo comercializará en su espacio de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para mantener en lo posible a su hogar pues ella vive en concubinato y tiene cuatro hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el crédito y el consultorio.

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
  • 204
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Expresso Group's $4,325 loan helped a member to buy fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014