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Vicuñitas Group
In this Group: Felisa, Martha , Rosaura , Virginia , Marisol , Veronica *, Aurelia , Carina
* not pictured
The “Vicuñitas” communal bank will start its tenth cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Los Andes focal center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by Felisa. The communal bank members carry out a variety of activities among which we have: vegetable sales, sandal sales, potato sales, cheese sales, apron making, milk sales, grocery store, popcorn sales and a butcher shop.

Felisa indicates that she’s been working with Pro Mujer for two years and that she joined the institution thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend. She currently has a business selling sandals that she’s had for years having learned it from her brother.

The loan she will now take out is to increase capital; she will buy sandals in Desaguadero to later resell to sellers in street markets. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family since she lives unmarried to her spouse and they have five children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the training and the program.

Due to cultural reasons, one of the group members does not appear in the photo.
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La A.C. “VICUÑITAS” iniciará su decimo primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del centro focal Los Andes, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Felisa. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de verduras, venta de chinelas, venta de papas, venta de queso, costura de mandiles, venta de leche, tienda de abarrotes, venta de pipocas, carnicería.

La señora Felisa, indica que hace dos años que trabaja en Pro Mujer y que integro la institución por invitación de una compañera. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de chinelas que viene trabajando hace años, aprendiendo el mismo de su hermano.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de chinelas) que adquirirá de Desaguadero y posteriormente lo venderá en a las vendedoras de las ferias. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, pues ella vive en concubinato y tiene cinco hijos.

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

En la fotografía una de las socias no se encuentra a rozones culturales

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
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Vicuñitas Group's $2,675 loan helped a member to buy sandals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 28, 2011
Nov 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012