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Mina Chojlla Group
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The “MINA CHOJLLA” communal bank is starting its 9th cycle in the Los Andes Focal Center. This communal bank has 12 members. Juana is the President of the governing board.

The members have different businesses. Among them we have: neighborhood grocery store, chili and vegetable sales, shoe store, clothing sales, furniture sales, food sales, fruit sales and blanket weaving.

The President, Juana, is a 49 year old woman. She’s married and has five children. This is her fifth year of working with communal banks running a business with her daughter.

She sells juices and food in the Mina Chojlla area. She relates that she usually buys her ingredients at the 16 de Julio market (El Alto’s commercial zone). She will use the loan to buy rice, noodles and potatoes at wholesale (because it’s less expensive).

When we asked her what she liked best about Pro Mujer she answered that she likes being with her friends, to relax and to pay.
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La Asociación Comunal ”MINA CHOJLLA”, está iniciando su noveno ciclo en el Centro Focal de Los Andes. Esta asociación comunal cuenta con la participación de doce integrantes. La mesa directiva tiene como presidenta a la señora Juana.

Los negocios de las señoras son diferentes, entre ellos tenemos Tienda de barrio, venta de ají y verduras, zapatería, venta de ropa, venta de muebles, venta d comida, venta de frutas, trenzado de mantas.

La presidenta, la señora Juana es una mujer de 49 años es casada y tiene cinco hijos. Este es su quinto año que trabaja con asociaciones comunales, desarrollando un negocio conjuntamente con su hija.

En la actualidad vende comida y jugos en la zona Mina Chojlla, ella cuenta que, generalmente los ingredientes para la preparación de sus comidas, los compra de la 16 de julio (zona comercial de El Alto); con el crédito que sacará comprara arroz, fideo y papa por mayor (porque es mas barato).

Cuando le consultamos qué es lo que más le gusta de Pro Mujer ella respondió que le gusta estar con las amigas, distraerse y pagar.

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
  • 139
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,342,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mina Chojlla Group's $3,500 loan helped a member to buy rice, noodles and potatoes at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 28, 2011
Apr 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011