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Total loan: $4,175
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Las Frutillitas Group

Bolivia
La Paz, Bolivia / Food Production/Sales

A loan of $4,175 helped a member buy more merchandise and ingredients for cooking.


Las Frutillitas Group's story

The Las Frutillitas Group ("The Little Strawberries) is maD. up of 14 people, all of whom have been together for several loan cycles. Rosely R. organized the group in 2007 and the group decided to call themselves Las Frutillitas, because the name brought back memories of good luck at other microfinance institutions.

Most of the women in the group have stable businesses, while others are public employees. Wilma, Josefa, Sussy, Julia, Patricia and N. all sell food (rice, cakes, prepared meals, salchipapas (French fries with hot dog slices), and sweets), Erick works as a driver, Encarnación sells macramé crafts, Julia and Rosely sell shawls, Denis works as a security guard, Rosmery sells knitted goods, Wendy fixes ovens, and N. Antonia sells bottles. Most of the group members plans to use this loan to buy more merchandise to sell, or to buy ingredients for cooking.

Las Frutillitas have never been late on their payments, so they were approved for this, their fourth loan. All of the group members are committed to repaying their loan, so that they can keep working with AgroCapital.

Translated and elaborated by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva Fellow

GRUPO CONFORMADO POR 14 PERSONAS QUE SE ESTABLECIERON DESD. EL PRIMER CICLO, EL GRUPO LAS FRUTILLITAS EMPIEZA EN EL AÑO 2007 DOND. LA SRA ROSELY R. CONFORMO EL GRUPO Y TODAS LAS SOCIAS LE DIERON EL NOMBRE D. LAS FRUTILLITAS POR QUE ESTE NOMBRE LES TRAJO MUY BUENOS RECUERSOS Y SUERTE EN OTRAS INSTITUCIONES

LA MAYORIA D. LAS SOCIAS TIENEN NEGOCIOS ESTABLES Y LA OTRA PARTE SON EMPLEADOS PUBLICOS POR LO QUE NUNCA EL GRUPO ENTRO EN MORA NI TUVO RETRASOS, POR LO QUE SE LES CONCEDIO EL PRESTAMO PARA ESTE CUARTO CICLO.

TODAS COMPROMETIENDOSE A LA CANCELACION D. SU DEUDA, PARA PODER SEGUIR TRABAJANDO CON LA INSTITUCION.

In this group: Rosely Melina, Erick Carlos, Wilma Virginia, Encarnacion, Julia, Josefa, Denis Omar, Mirka Sussy, Julia Rosario, Rosmery, Lineth Wendy, Antonia Monica, Patricia, Silvia
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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: September 19, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación AgroCapital, a partner of ACDI/VOCA

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Loan details

Loan length:

8 months
Disbursed date: September 19, 2008
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación AgroCapital, a partner of ACDI/VOCA