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Las Misioneras Group
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The 'Las Misioneras' (The Missionaries) community bank is just about to start its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Cascada regional office. The group has 12 members and its president is Ana. The ladies all have different businesses which include sales, production and services.

Ana, the president of the community bank, tells us that this is the first time she has worked with Pro Mujer. She joined the institution as she was invited by her fellow group members from 'Las Misioneras'.

Ana currently has a business spinning vicuna wool. She also makes blankets. Ana tells us that she learned this business from her sister-in-law 18 years ago.

Ana will use the loan that she is requesting to increase her capital and buy more wool. She will buy her wool in the 16 de Julio street market (a commercial area in the city of El Alto) and then sell it on credit.

This work allows Ana to make money with which to support her family. She lives with her partner and has three children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer she replied that she likes the health program.
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La A.C. “LAS MISIONERAS” iniciará su tercer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Cascada. Está compuesta por doce integrantes y tiene como presidenta a la señora Ana. Los negocios de las señoras son diferentes, entre ellos tenemos comercio, producción y servicio.

La señora Ana, presidenta de la asociación comunal, indica que es la primera vez que participa en Pro Mujer, se integro a la institución por la invitaron las compañeras de la asociación las misioneras.

En la actualidad la señora Ana tiene un negocio de hilandería de lana de vicuña y elabora mantas, nos cuenta que este negocio lo aprendió de su cuñada hace 18 años. El crédito que sacará ahora es para aumentar su capital (comprar mas lana), que comprará de la feria 16 de julio (zona comercial de la ciudad de El Alto), luego lo venderá a crédio.

Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, porque ella vive en concubinato y tiene tres hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el área de salud

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
  • 126
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Las Misioneras Group's $3,500 loan helped a member to increase her supplies for spinning vicuna wool and knitting blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011