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Ballivian Group
In this Group: Sonia Ofelia, Hortencia , Rose Mery, Lucy , Concepcepcion , Constancia Lina , Gabriela, Judith Yola
The “Ballivian” communal bank will start its first cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Cascada center; it has 8 members led by a governing board where Constancia is the Treasurer. The members of the communal bank carry out a variety of businesses among which we have: macramé blanket weaving, neighborhood grocery store, soft-drinks store, sweater knitting, and telephone call center.

Constancia indicates that this is the first time she works with Pro Mujer having joined thanks to an invitation from one of the promoters. She has had a business selling blankets for the last twelve years having learned it from her aunt.

The loan she’s asking for now is to increase her capital. She will buy wool in La Ceja and once processed will sell it in her stand. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family in whatever way possible since she’s married and has two children. When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answer that she likes the good health services.
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La A.C. “BALLIVIAN” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Cascada, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Constancia es la tesorera Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: Macrame de mantas, tienda de barrio, tienda de refrescos, tejidos de chompas, tienda de llamada.

La señora Constancia, indica que es primera ves que trabaja con Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una promotora. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de mantas que viene trabajando hace doce años atrás, aprendiendo el mismo de su tía.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de lana) que comprara de la Ceja y posteriormente lo procesado lo venderá en su puesto. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella es casada y tiene dos hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta la buena atención en 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
  • 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 Ballivian Group's $1,400 loan helped a member to buy wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 4, 2011
Nov 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012