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Orillas Del Lago Group
In this Group: Maria, Emma, Bertha, Elena, Rosa, Susana*, Juana, Luisa, Gumercinda, Jorge, Teodora, Virginia, Alison, Teresa, Maruja, Abigail*
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Agriculture is the principal activity of 16 people who work in a group called "Orillas del Lago" (Lake Shores). They all live in the community of Achocalla (in El Alto in La Paz), where the climate is perfect for the type of work that they do. They grow mainly vegetables, including potatoes and corn. They also sell flowers and plants. They sell all of these products within the community and also in the markets in the city of El Alto. They would like credits to strengthen their capital for their new harvests, and in this way ensure their sales and generate income that can help them with their family finances.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

La agricultura es la actividad principal de 16 personas que trabajan organizados en un grupo bajo la denominación “Orillas del Lago” todos viven en la localidad de Achocalla (El alto –La Paz ) donde el clima es perfecto para el tipo de trabajo que ellos tienen, siembran principalmente verduras , papas, choclos y otros , también se dedican a la venta de flores y plantas. Todos estos productos los comercializan dentro la localidad y también los mercados de la ciudad de El Alto. Quieren créditos para reforzar su capital para las siguientes cosechas, de esta manera asegurar sus ventas y generar ingresos que puedan apoyar en la economía de sus hogares.

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
  • 135
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,124,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.1
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Orillas Del Lago Group's $3,875 loan helped a member they need credits to invest in new harvests.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 1, 2008
Aug 16, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009