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Luz De Luna Brillante Group
In this Group: Alicia, Celestina, Eva Maribel, Felipa , Roxana, Sicundina, Elsa Diana , Lucila*, Maxima, Maxima
* not pictured
The “Luz de Luna Brillante” [Light of the Shining Moon] communal bank will begin their fourth loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as a part of the Collpani regional office. The group is composed of ten members and is led by a board of directors headed by Alicia. The businesses that the members of the communal bank carry out are varied, such as weaving blankets, braiding blankets, making rubber sandals, making ‘picos’ and ‘chuntillos’ [rustic tools], selling sweets, and running a neighborhood store

The loan they will take out will benefit small business owners, one of whom is Alicia. She says that she joined Pro Mujer six and a half years ago on an invitation by one of the group’s credit counselors who went to visit her at home. Currently she has a small business selling sweets. She says she launched this business ever since she entered a school as a caretaker.

The loan that Alicia will take out is to increase her working capital (through the purchase of sweets) that she will get from the fairs in the city of El Alto, and later, sell in her fixed store location. This type of work allows her to generate resources to take care of her home as well as she can. She is married and has four children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the health training.

In the photograph, Lucila is missing since she was at a doctor’s appointment in the clinic.
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La A.C. “LUZ DE LUNA BRILLANTE” iniciará el cuarto ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Collpani, está compuesta por diez integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Alicia es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: tejido de mantas, tienda de barrio, trenzado de mantas, trenzado de abarcas de goma, elaboración de picotas, chuntillos, venta de golosinas, venta de comida.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Alicia es integrante, ella indica que hace seis años y medio que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por invitación de una de las asesoras de crédito de la institución que fue a visitarle a su casa. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de venta de golosinas; cuenta que este negocio lo emprendió desde que ingreso a un colegio como portera.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de golosinas) que adquirirá de las ferias de la cuidad de El Alto y posteriormente lo comercializará en su puesto fijo. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para mantener en lo posible a su hogar pues ella es casada y tiene cuatro hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta las capacitaciones del 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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Luz De Luna Brillante Group's $4,825 loan helped a member purchase sweets to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 7, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013