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Divinas Group
In this Group: Juana, Katalina*, Benita, Rosalia, Esperanza, Valentina, Rossana, Celestina, Lucrecia, Juana, Martha, Rosa, Luisa, Gabriela, Maria, Celia*, Reyna*, Gregoria
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In the city of El Alto, you will find the main group Villa Tejada, to which the "Divinas" (Divine Women) association belongs. It is comprised of 18 women who are willing to work with much persistence. The majority of them are married, and with an average of 5 children, they say that the wages of their husbands aren't enough, which is what obliges them to search for other means of income.

The main activity of this group is sewing or making clothes (leather and cloth jackets, pants, and dresses), sheathes, curtains, and sweaters woven by machine. They need better capital to buy raw materials, and in this way to obtain a larger stock of products and more income for their own benefit.

Translated from Spanish by Tanya Harper, Kiva volunteer

En la ciudad de El Alto se encuentra el centro focal de Villa Tejada al cual pertenece la asociación “Divinas” compuesta por dieciocho mujeres dispuestas a trabajar con mucho empeño.
La mayoría de ellas casadas y con un promedio de 5 hijos, afirman que el salario de sus esposos no les es suficiente, lo que les obliga a buscar otros ingresos.
La actividad principal de este grupo es la costura; confección de ropa (chamarras en cuero y tela, pantalones, vestidos), confección de fundas, cortinas y la confección de chompas tejidas a maquina. Necesitan mayor capital para la compra de materia prima, de esta manera conseguir un mayor stok de productos y por consiguiente mayores ingresos para su propio beneficio.

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
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.4
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Divinas Group's $3,275 loan helped a member capital for the purchase of raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2008
Apr 22, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008