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Señoras Luchadoras Group
In this Group: Martha, Simona, Angela Abigail, Jorge Luis, Graciela Agustina, Carolay, Lucrecia, Teresa, Marisabel
The "SEÑORAS LUCHADORAS" communal bank is beginning its first Pro Mujer loan cycle at the Panamericana Social Center. It is comprised of nine members and has a board of directors. Teresa is the secretary of the group. The businesses that the members are involved in are varied and include: knitting of sweaters, jackets and blankets, sales of traditional dress, sales of auto parts, and sales of "salteñas" (Bolivian meat pies).

The loan they are requesting will benefit small business owners such as Teresa who just joined Pro Mujer by invitation through a representative of the institution who visited her at home. She currently runs a business selling knitted sweaters and hats. She says she learned the knitting technique at a club for mothers several years ago. After that she decided to establish her own business with a small amount of capital.

The loan she is requesting now is to increase her work capital so she can buy wool wholesale at the fairs in the city of el Alto. Later she will sell the products she makes at her sales stall. Through her work she has been able to generate resources to support the family. She is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says it is the loans, health area and training offered by the institution.

The wife of one of the members appears in the photograph. She is the one wearing a brown hat.
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La A.C. “SEÑORAS LUCHADORAS” iniciará el primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Panamericana, está compuesta por nueve integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Teresa es la Secretaria. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: tejido de chompas, tejido de busos y mantas, venta de ropa tradicional, venta de repuestos de autos, venta de salteñas (empanadas bolivianas).

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Teresa es integrante, ella indica que es la primera vez que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por la invitación de una promotora de la institución que fue a visitarle a su casa. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de tejido de chompas y gorras; da a conocer que la técnica de tejido lo aprendió en un club de madres hace varios años, desde entonces decide emprender este negocio con un capital reducido.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de lana por mayor) que adquirirá de las ferias de la ciudad de El Alto y posteriormente a la elaboración lo comercializará en su espacio de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, ya que ella vive en concubinato y tiene dos hijos.

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

En la imagen se encuentra la esposa del socio, quien acompaña al grupo ella esta vestida con un sombrero café.

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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 82
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,033,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Señoras Luchadoras Group's $3,225 loan helped a member to buy wool wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 9, 2014
Listed
Jun 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Nov 17, 2014