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Zapatitos Group
In this Group: Carmen, Maria Nery, Crisola Magali, Alejo Romulo*, Cirila, Yovana, Sandy Liceth, Aida
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“Zapatitos” (Little Shoes) is a group composed of seven women and one man who attend their meetings at the Collpani Community Center. The group president is Carmen A.. She is 43 years old and has worked with different groups within Pro Mujer for approximately 10 years.

Carmen is a seamstress who specializes in making jackets. Over time she has been able to grow her business and create jobs. Carmen acquires her supplies from the outskirts of the city of El Alto and then sells her products in the same city. She already has a place where she sells her merchandise. Carmen says she enjoys sharing with her friends during their meetings. At the moment, she is requesting 1500 BOB in order to buy fabric.

The other members of this Communal Association have different businesses in the manufacturing, service, and retail sectors.

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“Zapatitos” es un grupo de 7 señoras y 1 varón que asisten a sus reuniones en el Centro Focal “Collpani”, su presidenta es Carmen A. de 43 años, trabaja con Pro Mujer hace 10 años aproximadamente, ha estado en diferentes grupos. Carmen se dedica a la costura de prendas de vestir, especializando en chamarras, con el pasar del tiempo pudo hacer crecer su negocio y generar empleo. Carmen adquiere su mercadería de la Ceja de la ciudad de El Alto y vende sus productos en ésta misma ciudad ya que tiene un lugar de venta, además indica que le gusta compartir con sus amigas en las reuniones.
En esta oportunidad esta solicitando Bs.- 1500 para comprar tela. Las demás integrantes de ésta Asociación Comunal tienen diversos negocios de producción, servicio y comercio.

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
  • 144
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,373,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Zapatitos Group's $2,250 loan helped a member purchase fabric for making jackets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2010
Jun 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011