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San Antonio De San Roque Group
In this Group: Damiana, Magdalena Virginia, Yoni, Fermina, Emiliana, Adela, Benita Catalina, Alicia, Santusa Patty
The “San Antonio de San Roque” community bank is beginning its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer in the Panamericana regional office. The group has nine members, eight women and one man. The businesses which its members run are varied: making and selling bread, selling chocolates and pastries, neighborhood store, making blankets, starting a new business, making jackets, blanket macramé, knitting, spinning vicuña wool and crocheting.

In the case of the group president Damiana, she is married and has three grown-up children, two girls and a boy. She tells us that she has a knitting business where she sells 'aguayos' (an 'aguayo' is a square-shaped knitted cloth which is approximately one meter long on each side. It is used to carry babies or other things on your back). She learned this trade from her mother more than twenty years ago. Damiana tells us that the 'aguayos' which she makes are very much admired because they are made from natural wool, they are hard-wearing, they keep in the heat of whatever they are wrapped around, perhaps a baby. She makes her 'aguayos' in her home and they are generally made to order. The money which Damiana is requesting will be used to buy wool.
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La Banca Comunal “San Antonio de San Roque” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, en el Centro Focal de Panamericana. Está compuesta por nueve integrantes, ocho mujeres y un varón. Los negocios que ellas desempeñan son variados: venta y elaboración de pan, venta de chocolates y dulces, tienda de barrio, elaboración de mantas, inicio de negocio, confección de chamarras, macramé de mantas, y tejidos, hilado de lana de vicuña y tejido a crochet, macramé de mantas.

En el caso de la presidenta, señora Damiana está casada, es madre de tres hijos dos mujeres y un varón, indica que cuenta con el negocio de tejido y venta de aguayos (el aguayo es un tejido en forma cuadrada de aproximadamente un metro por lado, son utilizados para cargar a los bebés a la espalda u otros.). Ella aprendió este oficio de su madre hace más de veinte años atrás. La señora Damiana indica que los aguayos que ella elabora son muy apreciados por que están hechos de lana natural, son resistentes, mantienen el calor de lo que estuvieran envolviendo, podría ser un bebé.
La elaboración de los aguayos se efectúa en el domicilio y generalmente son elaborados a pedido. El dinero que la señora Damiana está solicitando le servirá para comprar lana.

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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Antonio De San Roque Group's $550 loan helped a member to buy wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2010
Nov 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011