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Mariposas Group
In this Group: Silvia Eugenia, Ines Zulma , Agustina , Carolina , Madelen Wendy , Gustavo Ariel, Victoria , Neyda Alicia, Delia, Erica, Ines, Alcia
The communal association "Mariposas" (butterflies) will have its first loan cycle with the Santiago II branch of the microfinance institution Pro Mujer. The group consists of twelve members and is headed by a board under the presidency of Señora Silvia. The members of this communal association have businesses in the following sectors: sale of handicraft, weaving of blankets and towels, welder's workshop and store, sale of sports articles, sale of candies, sale of MP3 and MP4 players, sale of groceries, sale and repair of cell phones, sale of perfume, sale of liquor, knitting and sale of sweaters.

Silvia says that it is the first time she works with Pro Mujer and that she was invited by a relative to join the institution. Currently she has a liquor store, which she has been running for some time.

The loan that she now applies for will be used to increase her inventory (purchase of liquor) which she will buy from her suppliers and then sell in her vending place. This kind of work enables her to earn an income and support her family, because she lives with her parents.

When we asked her what she likes about Pro Mujer, she replied that she likes the training sessions.
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La A.C. “MARIPOSAS” iniciará su primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del centro focal Santiago II, está compuesta por doce integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva encabezada por la señora Silvia. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: venta de artesanía, tejido de mantas y mantillas, soldador y tienda de barrio, venta de deportivos, venta de dulces, venta de MP3 y MP4, venta de abarrotes, venta y reparación de celulares, venta de perfumes, venta de licores, tejido y venta de chompas.

La señora Silvia, indica que es la primera vez que trabaja en Pro Mujer y que integro la institución por invitación de una familiar. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de tienda de venta de licores que viene trabajando hace algún tiempo.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para aumentar su capital (compra de licores) que adquirirá de los proveedores y posteriormente lo comercializará en su espacio comercial. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, pues ella vive con sus padres.

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

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
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Mariposas Group's $2,900 loan helped a member to buy liquor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2012
Feb 24, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012