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Turqueza Group
In this Group: Olivia Elvira, Duveisa Prissila, Maria , Reyna Alejandra, Lidia, Elvira, Pamela, Lizeth Lucinda
The “Turqueza” (Turquoise) communal bank will start its 8th cycle in Pro Mujer as part of the Villa Exaltación Focal Center. It has 8 members led by a governing board headed by Olivia, President. The communal bank members are in a variety of businesses among which we have Avon sales, Broasted chicken sales, food sales, book sales, store, radio dispatched taxi, athletic shoe sales, hamburger and salchipapas [fried potatoes with fried sausage] sales.

The loan they’ll take out will benefit small micro businesses. Olivia’s is one of them. She indicates that she’s been in Pro Mujer for 8 cycles having joined thanks to an invitation from a girlfriend who is a member of the institution. She currently sells fast-food, a business she started with some capital she had years ago with her husband.

The loan she’ll take out now is to improve her tools (to buy a griddle, some signage and ingredients to increase capital). She will buy them in traditional street markets in La Paz and then install them in her sales spot. This way of working allows her to generate income to support her family the best way possible since she’s married and has a son.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she answers that she likes the health training and the credit because she learns more.
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La A.C. “TURQUEZA” iniciará el ciclo octavo ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Villa Exaltación, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Olivia es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos tenemos: promotora AVON, venta de pollos a la brosther, venta de comida, venta de libros, tienda, radio taxi, venta de tenis, venta de hamburguesas y salchipapas.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Olivia es una integrante, ella indica que hace ocho ciclos que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una amiga que es socia de la institución. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de comida rápida mismo que emprendió mediante un capital que tenía hace años, conjuntamente su esposo.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para la mejora de herramientas (compra de parrilla, unos letreros y productos para aumentar el capital) que comprará de las ferias tradicionales de La Paz y posteriormente lo instalara en su espacio de comercialización. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar en lo posible a su familia, pues ella es casada y tiene un hijo.
Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta la capacitación en salud y crédito porque aprende mas

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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Turqueza Group's $3,925 loan helped a member to buy a griddle, some signage and ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 2, 2012
Aug 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013