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Manantial Group
In this Group: Lidia Gaby, Marina , Justina , Ruth , Yola , Valentina Matilde , Mery , Carmen
The “Manantial” (Spring) communal bank will start its third cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Collpani Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board presided over by Lidia. The communal bank members carry out a variety of businesses among which we have growing cereals, clothing sales, blanket weaving, food sales, blanked making, minibus assistant and bread baking.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit micro businesswomen among which is Lidia. She states that she joined Pro Mujer a year ago having been invited to join by one of the institution’s promoters who visited her at home to invite her. She currently has a blanket weaving business and she relates that her mother-in-law taught her how to do the weaving since she had a loom and this is how her business got started.

The loan she’ll take out now is to expand the business. She will buy wool in the street markets in the city of El Alto and once production is done she’ll sell it based on orders every day. This way of working allows her to generate resources to support her family any way possible because she has a spouse and a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health services.
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La A.C. “MANANTIAL” iniciará el tercer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Collpani, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Lidia es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: elaboración de cereales. Venta de papa, producción de mantas, venta de comida, tejido de mantas, ayudante de minibús, elaboración de pan.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Lidia es una integrante, ella indica que desde hace un año que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una promotora de la institución que fue a su casa a invitarla. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de tejido de mantas, nos da a conocer que hace años su suegra le enseño a realizar estos tejidos, ya que tenía una máquina de tejer, desde ahí inicia su negocio.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para ampliar el negocio (compra de lanas) mismo que comprará de las ferias de la Ciudad de El Alto y posteriormente a la elaboración lo comercializará a pedido, todos los días. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella vive en concubinato y tiene un hijo.

Cuando se le consulta que le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el área de 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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Manantial Group's $1,650 loan helped a member to buy wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2012
Aug 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013