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Brillantes Group
In this Group: Melby, Irene, Lidia, Mercedez, Martha*, Eloyza, Jannet, Jesus, Maribel, Faviola, Luis, Raquel, Gimena, Fatima*, Jimena, Segundina, Angelica*
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Villa Adela is a neighborhood located in the city of El Alto, Bolivia. This is where you will find the "Brillantes" group, a very cheerful, friendly and above all united communal bank. The group meets once every two weeks at 12:30pm. Each member runs their own business in a responsible and organized fashion. One of the group's main concerns is children's health. The group members make and sell orthopedic devices for children, like shoe inserts and hip braces. They fill orders for both hospitals and individuals. The group is requesting this loan to buy materials to make the products they sell in order to sell more and generate more income to provide for their families.
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En la ciudad de El Alto se encuentra ubicado el centro focal de Villa Adela, a éste pertenece la asociación “Brillantes”, grupo muy alegre, simpático y unido sobre todo. Ellos se reúnen cada 14 días, a las 12:30hrs, realizan sus actividades en forma organizada y responsable. La salud de los niños es una de las mayores preocupaciones para la asociación Brillantes es por eso que ellos se dedican a la fabricación y venta de artículos ortopédicos para niños, por ejemplo fabrican plantillas, arnés para las caderas. Reciben pedidos de hospitales y también de personas particulares. Afirman que necesitan mayor capital para la compra de materiales para la fabricación de sus productos y aumentar sus ventas, de esta manera generar mayores ingresos para el bien de sus familias.

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
  • 136
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,164,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.1
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Brillantes Group's $4,025 loan helped a member buy materials to make children's orthopedic devices.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2008
Sep 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009