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Carita De Arcilla Group
In this Group: Maria, Maria, Agueda*, Elena, Wilma, Graciela, Paula*, Fidelia, Ivette, Lizeth, Evelin, Ruth, Miriam*, Gladys, Miriam, Marcela
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Making yogurt, cheeses, and ice cream is the main activity of the "Carita de Arcilla" (Face of Clay) association, which is made up of 16 women, who are sure to triumph in their businesses. They start their days very early. They first leave food cooked for their families and then dedicate themselves to making cheeses, yogurt, and exquisite handmade ice cream. They say that with better training in terms of sales and distribution of their products, they could sell them in larger quantities. This is why they need a credit to improve the quality of their products in terms of the packaging, presentation, and distribution. This way they will be able to sell more and to improve their income for the good of their families.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

La elaboración de yoghurt, quesos y helados es la actividad principal de la asociación “Carita de Arcilla” formada por 16 mujeres, seguras de triunfar en sus negocios.
Ellas empiezan su día muy temprano, primero dejan sus alimentos cocinados para la familia y luego se dedican a la elaboración de quesos, yoghurt y exquisitos helados artesanales. Afirman que con una mejor capacitación en cuanto a la venta y distribución de estos podrían vender mayores cantidades de sus productos, es por eso que necesitan crédito para mejorar la calidad de estos en cuanto a empaques, presentación y difusion de sus productos, de esta forma, al vender mas mejoran sus ingresos, para el bien de sus familias.

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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,650,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.4
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Carita De Arcilla Group's $4,300 loan helped a member capital to purchase supplies and also to pay for professional courses.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2008
Apr 21, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008