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Suma Sartasiñani Group
In this Group: Ines, Honorata, Vanessa, Graciela Rosmery, Alberrta, Mabela , Julia Martha, Rocio Francisca, Santusa
The communal bank group "SUMA SARTAWI" is beginning its third loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of Centro Focal de Panamericana. The group is made up of nine members and is governed by a board of directors. Ines is the President. The businesses run by the group's members are diverse, including stores selling chuño (artisanal freeze-dried potato traditionally made in Peru) and mote (boiled corn), a neighborhood store, and sales of salchipapas (fried potatoes with hot dog), wool, clothing, sweaters, and tucumanas (a meat-filled pastry). This new loan will help small business owners in the group, of which Ines is a member.

Ines got involved with Pro Mujer a year ago through the invitation from a friend who was already a member. She currently owns her own business selling crocheted goods and sweaters. Ines is married and has five children. She opened this business own her own. She already knew how to crochet, so she turned it into a business.

This loan will help Ines by increasing her capital so that she can buy wool from some distributors that she can later use to make goods to sell. This type of work allows her to keep up with her studies. Ines likes working with Pro Mujer because of the health services it offers.
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La A.C. “SUMA SARTAWI” iniciará el tercer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Panamericana, está compuesta por nueve integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Ines es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: venta de chuño y mote, tienda de barrio, venta de salchipapa, venta de lana, venta de ropa, venta de chompas, venta de tucumanas.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Ines es integrante, ella indica que hace un año que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por la invitación de una amiga que es socia de la institución. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de tejido y venta de chompas; da a conocer que este negocio lo emprendió por iniciativa propia, ya que contaba con esa habilidad del tejido y lo volvió negocio.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de lana) que adquirirá de las empresas distribuidoras y posteriormente a la elaboración lo comercializará en su espacio de venta. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para mantener sus estudios pues ella es casada y tiene cinco hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el 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
  • 117
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Suma Sartasiñani Group's $2,575 loan helped a member to buy wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 29, 2013
Jun 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013