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I am a Kiva fellow at Pro Mujer Bolivia. I meet borrowers and facilitate Pro Mujer's work with Kiva
Mar 2, 2009
Adam has a long-standing interest in Latin American development, born of memorable trips to the Peruvian Andes in his teens. He worked as a researcher for the United Nations Development Program in Bolivia in 2006 and subsequently gained an MA in Latin American Studies. Since then he has worked as a consultant for banks and other financial institutions in Europe and West Africa, working on strategy, sales processes and risk management. Adam is looking forward to returning to Latin America for one year as a Kiva Fellow.
The members of the Rosas de Bautista group have been clients at Pro Mujer´s Panamericana branch for over ten years. They haven´t had any problems with their latest loan, which has helped support their various [...]
The Estrellas de Mar group is now coming to the end of their loan term, and they have completed their payments without problems. Doña Edith used her loan to invest in her various businesses: her main business is [...]
The members of Claveles group have now paid off their loan. They made all their payments without problems, and the loan went to buying merchandise for their various businesses. For example, one lady sells bread, [...]
The borrowers of the Unión group have not had any problems with their loan. Doña Suzy, one of the group´s members, attributes this to the fact that the members know each other well and therefore trust each other. [...]
Doña Nora of the Persistentes group feels that her loan from Pro Mujer helped her exploit business opportunities in recent months. Her main business is selling used clothing in the city of La Paz, but she also [...]