Funded

Total loan: $6,250
Powered by 203 lenders

Las Bolivianitas Group

Bolivia
La Paz / El Alto, Bolivia / Clothing Sales

A loan of $6,250 helped a member to buy baby clothes.


Las Bolivianitas Group's story

The Communal Bank "Las Bolivianitas" is starting its second loan cycle as part of the Juan Pablo II Community Center. This group consists of 10 members and is led by Sra. Cristina as its president. The members have developed business activities that include selling plastics, selling household utensils, operating a liquor store, managing a locksmith shop, selling fruit, weaving blankets, selling Esika cosmetics, selling shoe soles, and working as a goldsmith.

Sra. Cristina joined a Communal Bank through Pro Mujer 12 years ago so that she could participate in the training classes. She currently has a business selling baby clothes. She learned the trade from a friend and has been in this line work for many years. The loan she is receiving now will be used to increase her capital for buying baby clothes at the fairs within the city of La Paz. These items will eventually be sold from her retail space. Working in this manner allows her to help her family move forward. Cristina is married and has five children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, Cristina said that she enjoys the training classes and the savings.

In this group: Javier Cristina, Ines Marlene, Gregoria, Giovana, Lizeth Fabiola, Jhanneth Silvia, Elsa , Celiz Ross Mary , Felisa Juana, Filomena
*not pictured

Translator profile picture

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Ronan Reodica


Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 31, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer

Lenders and lending teams



Loan details

Loan length:

14 months
Disbursed date: May 31, 2012
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer