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Jerusalen Group
In this Group: Leonora, Bacilia, Simona Hilaria, Helena Aurora, Lorenza, Sonia Susana, Elizabeth, Ubaldina*, Maria Eugenia, Victor Hugo, Ines, Maria Luisa, Sandra, Raquel
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In the city of El Alto, the town center Santiago II is located within a district of the same name. This district was settled by relocated miners about fifteen years ago. Many of these immigrants now work with the Pro-Mujer organization, within which a group of fourteen women formed an association called “Jerusalén.” To date, they have fulfilled repayment for 26 loan cycles. They have various lines of business: sale of used clothing, fabric for making blankets, Barrio shops, shoe sales, meat shops, food preparation and sales, library, and tailoring, among others. The Jerusalén association needs additional capital for its businesses, and requests a loan to purchase merchandise, thereby increasing business security with higher earnings.
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En la ciudad de El Alto se encuentra el centro focal Santiago II, ubicado en la zona del mismo nombre. Esta zona se caracteriza por ser asentada hace quince años aproximadamente por mineros relocalizados, muchos de estos emigrantes ahora trabajan junto a Pro-Mujer, formaron la asociación “Jerusalén” integrada por catorce socias, cumpliendo a la fecha 26 ciclos de crédito. Ellas tienen diferentes negocios como ser; venta de ropa usada, tejido de mantas, tiendas de Barrio, venta de zapatos, carnicerías, venta y elaboración de comida, librería, sastrería y otros. La asociación Jerusalén afirma que necesita inyectar capital a sus negocios, para esto solicitan créditos para la compra de mercadería, tienen la seguridad de obtener mayores ganancias.

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This is a Group Loan

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,342,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Jerusalen Group's $4,800 loan helped a member purchase of merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 8, 2009
Jul 7, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009