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Total loan: $3,775
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Siempre Amigas Group

Bolivia
La Paz / El Alto, Bolivia / Fruits & Vegetables

A loan of $3,775 helped a member to buy vegetables.


Siempre Amigas Group's story

The communal association “SIEMPRE AMIGAS” will begin its twenty-sixth cycle with Pro Mujer as part of Centro Focal de Panamericana. It is a group that is comprised of eight members and is led by a board of directors in which Ms. Celestina is the Secretary. The members of this communal association run various businesses, some of which are: weaving turtlenecks, sewing traditional skirts, making jewellery, selling apples, selling products, selling vegetables, selling fruit, and selling sandals.

The loan will be beneficial to small microbusinesses of which Celestina is a member. She states that she has been a member of Pro Mujer for twenty-six cycles by the invitation of a friend who wanted to create a Pro Mujer group. Today she has a business in which she sells vegetables, something that she learned to do in her youth and has been working at it for more than 30 years.

The loan for which she is now applying will be used to increase capital (to buy vegetables) that she will purchase from sellers in the city of El Alto, and will then sell in her sales space. This line of work allows her to generate resources for her family since she is divorced and has four children.

When asked what she liked about Pro Mujer, she responded that she liked the health area.

In this group: Wilma, Nelly , Celestina , Cyntia Irene, Claudina , Nancy, Milenka , Senddy Mariza
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alison Maddox


Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: August 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: August 1, 2013
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer