A loan of $3,575 helped a member the purchase of supplies and home electronics on order.


Bolivianitas Group's story

The Bolivianitas Communal Bank is entering its third cycle. It is a growing group in the process of consolidation. They are part of the Villa Exaltacion central office. The group is made up of 8 women and 1 man. Each of the members already has their own business, such as: grain sales, supplies sales, Internet, macrame, cosmetics sales, and appliances, crafts, food packaging, slipper sales, and food sales. The Bolivianitas Communal Bank is managed by a president, treasurer and a secretary, all of whom were elected by the group members. The group president, Marianela, has been part of other Communal Banks for seven years, and has been part of the Bolovianitas Communal Bank for two years. Marianela is currently single, so she has to take care of her children alone. She has four children, three of whom live with her and one of whom has a partner and a house. Marianela's business is selling home products--food and home electronics. She started with a very small amount of capital 18 years ago. Marianela is requesting a loan to increase her working capital and purchase what her customers are asking for, whether it be food items or home electronics. When asked why she is part of Pro Mujer, she replied "because I enjoy participating in the group".

In this group: Marianela Angelica, Gissel Pamela, Evelyn, Janet Carminy, Maria Roxana, Monica Alina, Beatriz, Nayter, Lesli Yesica
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Christine Cooper


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