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Luis Espinal Group
In this Group: Corina Luisa, Silvia, Soledad, Maxima, Alejandra, Sabina, Victoria, Guillermina, Exacta, Ana Mariela, Celia, Celia, Mercedes, Margarita Concepción
The 'Luis Espinal' community bank is about to start its first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the V. Adela regional office. This group has 14 members and its president is Luisa. The businesses that the bank's members are engaged in are varied and include: setting up a hairdressing salon, selling lamb, knitting blankets, macramé and blankets, sewing, selling footwear, sewing jackets, weaving with satin cord, selling wool, selling beef and selling medicines.

Luisa, the bank's president, tells us that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She was invited to join by the institution's young promoters.

Luisa currently has a business selling Tiens-brand medicines. She tells us that she learned the business from a friend who is teaching her to work with these medicinal products. Luisa will use her loan to buy medicines from the Tiens office in El Alto. She will then sell them as an itinerant street vendor because she doesn't have a fixed sales location.

This work allows Luisa to make money to support her family. She is married and has two children.

When we asked Luisa what she likes about Pro Mujer she replied that she likes the training and the services.

In the photo, we can see that three people are missing: Ana, Maxima and Silvia. This is because they couldn't fit in properly.
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La A.C. “LUIS ESPINAL” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de V. Adela. Está compuesta por catorce integrantes y tiene como presidenta a la señora Luisa. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: inicio de peluquería, venta de carne de cordero, tejido de mantas, macramé y mantas, costura, venta de calzados, costura de chamarras, tejido en cola de rata, venta de lanas, venta de carne de res, venta de medicamentos.

La señora Luisa, presidenta de la asociación comunal, indica que es la primera vez que participa en Pro Mujer y que ingresar a la institución le invitaron los jóvenes de promoción de la institución

En la actualidad la señora Luisa tiene un negocio de venta de medicamentos (TIENS), nos cuenta que este negocio lo aprendió de una amiga que le esta enseñando a trabajar con estos productos medicinales. El crédito que sacará ahora es para comprar estos medicamentos, que los comprará de la oficina de (TIENS) del El Alto, luego, para venderlos, ella ambulara, porque ella no cuenta con un puesto fijo.

Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, porque ella es casada y tiene dos hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta la capacitación y la atención.

En la foto podemos observar que tres personas no se las puede ver, ellas son la señora Ana, Máxima y Silvia, ya que no pudieron ubicarse adecuadamente.

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
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luis Espinal Group's $3,125 loan helped a member to buy Tiens-brand medicines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011