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Altiplano Group
In this Group: Flora, Luisa, Estermiriam*, Leonora, Maria, Romualda, Cecilia, Katty, Juana, Virginia, Ayda, Virginia, Paulina*
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Every 15 days the Altiplano association meets in the Pro-Mujer center. With much responsibility they have completed their 4th year working with Pro-Mujer. The majority of members are married with families. For example, Mrs. Domi has 8 children in her care and even when she is ill, with her family’s help, she sells cakes, cookies, desserts and other products in order to obtain a little money in order to meet her family’s daily needs. The primary activity of this group is selling food. They offer breakfast, lunch, dinner, and as we have mentioned, various baked goods. They need capital to purchase supplies and be able to rent adequate space to sell their exquisite dishes, with the hope of generating greater income for the well-being of their families.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer

Cada quince días la asociación Altiplano se reúne en el centro focal de villa exaltación, que pertenece a Pro-Mujer. Con mucha responsabilidad ya cumplen su cuarto año de trabajar junto a esta entidad. La mayoría casadas con familias numerosas tal es el caso de doña Domi con 8 hijos a su cargo y aun encontrándose enferma, con la ayuda de su familia se dedica a la venta pasteles, galletas, bizcochos y otros, para poder obtener un poco de dinero que pueda sustentar a su familia diariamente. La actividad central en la asociación es la venta de comida, ofrecen desde desayunos, almuerzos y cenas, además como ya habíamos mencionados de variadas reposterías. Ellas necesitan mayor capital para proveerse de insumos y poder alquilar lugares adecuados para vender sus exquisitos platillos, con la esperanza de generar mayores 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
  • 126
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.3
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Altiplano Group's $4,375 loan helped a member they need capital to purchase supplies and be able to rent adequate space to offer their products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2008
May 19, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 19, 2009