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Artesanas Group
In this Group: Anastacia , Yoana , Efrancia , Nelly Ingris, Juana Angela, Betty , Claudina
The 'Artesanas' (Craftswomen) community bank are about to start their first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Villa Adela regional office. The group has seven members and is run by a board of directors which is led by Juana. The businesses that the members of the bank are engaged in are varied and include: running a store, selling natural medicines, making tops, making blankets, selling tools and making macramé products.

Juana tells us that this is her first loan cycle with Pro Mujer and she joined through an invitation from a loan officer. She currently has a business making products from macramé. She has been in this business for one year and learned the trade from her friend.

Juana will use this loan to increase her capital (buying threads). She will buy these supplies in the market and then sell her products to order. This work allows her to make money to support her family. She is married and has three children.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, Juana replied that she likes the savings.
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La A.C. “ARTESANAS” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro de Villa Adela, está compuesta por siete integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Juana. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: tienda, venta de medicina natural, confección de poleras, elaboración de mantas, venta de herramientas, elaboración de macramé, confección de poleras.

La señora Juana indica que este es el primer ciclo que trabaja con Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una promotora. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de tejido en macrame que viene trabajando hace un año atrás, aprendiendo este oficio de su amiga.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de hilo.) que comprará de las ferias y posteriormente lo comercializará a pedido. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia pues ella es casada y tiene tres hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta los ahorros.

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
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Artesanas Group's $2,475 loan helped a member to buy threads.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 7, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012