A loan of $6,825 helps a member to buy wholesale rice, noodles and oil to make and sell food.


Colmena De 16 De Febrero Group's story

The “Colmena de 16 de Febrero” community bank is part of the Alto Lima Agency and it is made up of eight members, directed by a board of directors with Beatriz as their president.

Beatriz is 29 years old. She is single and has one child. She has a business selling food. She will use the loan to buy wholesale rice, noodles and oil. She will buy it from the wholesalers in the city of La Paz. Later she will prepare and sell meals at her food stall.

This form of work allows her to generate an income to support her family financially. Her goal is to expand her business. Beatriz asks that they can trust their community bank again.

Note: Only the group's board appears in the picture due to the covid-19.

In this group: Brianda Mercedes, Dylan Leonardo, Beatriz Pamela, Brayan Jhimy, Martin, Ronald, Adolfa Rosalina, Jhoselyn Karina

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer E. Power.


This loan is special because:

It empowers women through group lending.

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.