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15 De Diciembre Group
In this Group: Marisol, Maria, Maria*, Salome, Rufina, Pilar, Catalina, Teodora, Elena, Eva, Gregoria, Elvira, Rosa, Yanneth, Angelica*, Rosario, Narcisa, Julia*
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It’s been about 4 years approximately that the “15 de Diciembre” association has belonged to the Pro-Mujer family. They are a group of 18 women who work toward improving their standards of living. Almost all are married and have an average of seven children of varied ages. The principal activity of this group is agriculture, such as growing potatoes, beans, oca, carrots and others, which they harvest each month. They sell the aforementioned products at the La Ceja market (city of El Alto). Unfortunately, the frosts in winter caused them to lose a few of their crops, which is why they need capital to invest into new harvests to generate income that would allow them to recover their previously lost investment. In addition, the loan would be to generate income to help sustain their families on a daily basis.

Translated from Spanish by Mary Lynn, Kiva Volunteer.

Hace cuatro años aproximadamente la asociación 15 de diciembre pertenece a la familia de Pro-Mujer, grupo formado por 18 mujeres que trabajan con la ilusión de mejorar su estilo de vida.
Casi todas casadas y con un promedio de 7 hijos, de distintas edades. La actividad principal de éste grupo es la agricultura, la papa, haba, oca, zanahorias y otros, son productos que cosechan mensualmente. Los mencionados productos los venden en el mercado de la Ceja (ciudad de El Alto), solo en días de feria. Lamentablemente las heladas del pronto invierno han hecho que pierdan algunas cosechas, por esto necesitan capital para invertir en nuevas cosechas, para generar ingresos que les permita recuperar la inversión perdida, además de generar ingresos para el sustento diario de estas 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
  • 119
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.3
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of 15 De Diciembre Group's $3,425 loan helped a member to reinforce their capital for future harvests.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2008
May 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2008