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Chascañawi Ii Group
In this Group: Josefina, Elvira, Amalia, Carmen, Teodora, Primitiva, Juana, Alicia, Guillermina, Margarita, Reyna, Sonia
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Fruit sales is the principal activity of the “Chascañawi” association (translated to Spanish it means big eyes with long eyelashes, in a quechua accent), they have been working with the Pro-Mujer family for more than 10 years.

Every week they travel to the Luribay (La Paz) y Chapare (Cochabamba) to purchase a variety of fruits that are later sold at different open markets throughout the city of La Paz and El Alto. Their children usually conduct the sales since they are no longer attending school and need to staff the stalls while their parents make the aforementioned trips to purchase fruits.

The group needs larger loans to inject capital into their businesses, since the prices of products have dramatically increased. By generating higher revenues it will increase their quality of life as well at their children’s lives.

Translated from Spanish by Jennie R. Campos, Kiva Volunteer.

La venta de fruta es la actividad principal de la asociación “Chascañawi” ( traducido al castellano significa ojos grandes con pestañas largas, en voz quechua) , que trabaja con la familia de Pro-Mujer hace mas de 10 años aproximadamente.

Cada semana viajan a la localidad de Luribay (La Paz) y Chapare (Cochabamba) para adquirir variedad de frutas, para luego ofrecerlas en los distintos mercados de la ciudad de La Paz y El Alto, venta que por lo general la realizan con la ayuda de sus hijos, que muchos de estos tuvieron que dejar sus estudios para atender los puestos de venta mientras sus padres realizan los mencionados viajes para la compra de fruta.

Necesitan mayores créditos para inyectar capital a sus negocios, ya que dichos productos tuvieron una alza elevada en sus precios. Generando mayores ingresos conseguirán mejorar su calidad de vida junto a la de sus hijos.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 109
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.3
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Chascañawi Ii Group's $3,725 loan helped a member need more capital to purchase products that have increased in price.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 4, 2008
Jun 8, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2009