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Puyas Raimundi Group
In this Group: Claudia Carmen, Eduardina, Angelica, Blanca, Maribel , Betty Celia
The "Puyas Raimundi" communal bank will start its first cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Juan Pablo Regional Office. It is composed of six members and is directed by a board, of which Claudia is president. The members of the communal bank have a variety of businesses. Among them are: selling fruit, selling food, customer service at a neighborhood store, making polleras (traditional Andean skirts), selling soft drinks, and knitting blankets.

The loan that they will take out will benefit small microbusinesswomen like Claudia. She says that this is the first time she has been part of Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a friend who is a member of the institution. Currently she has a business selling food, the same one she decided to open on the recommendation of her mother several years back.

The loan that she will now take out is to increase capital (purchasing rice, beans, and oil) that she will obtain from the fairs in the city of La Paz to subsequently prepare and sell at the fairs in a community. This form of work allows her to generate income to support her household as much as possible, since she is single and has two children.

When she is asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responds that she likes the savings.
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La A.C. “PUYAS RAIMUNDI” iniciará el primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Juan Pablo, está compuesta por seis integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Claudia es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: Venta de frutas, venta de comida, Atención de tienda de barrio, costura de polleras, venta de refrescos, tejido de mantas.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Claudia es integrante, ella indica que es la primera vez 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; mismo que decide abrir por recomendación de su madre hace varios años atrás.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de arroz, fideo, aceite) que adquirirá de las ferias de la ciudad de La Paz y posteriormente a la elaboración lo comercializará en las ferias de una comunidad. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para mantener en lo posible a su hogar pues ella es soltera y tiene dos hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el ahorro.

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
  • 135
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Puyas Raimundi Group's $1,600 loan helped a member to buy rice, beans, and oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013