A loan of $2,525 helped a member buy bulk clothing to resell.

Estrellas Group's story

The Estrellas ("Stars") group is made up of five men and eight women who live in Oruro, a small mining city in southwestern Bolivia. Most of the group members sell clothing: Jose Manuel, Rocio, Venancia, Shirley, Elvis, Luis, Reyna, Suzana, Carolina and Griselda. Of the remaining group members, Javier is in another type of commerce, Milfred sells prepared meals, and Carlos sells boards. Most of the group members plan to use this loan to buy more merchandise to sell.

Most of the group members have five years of experience or less in their respective businesses, though three members have more than ten years' experience and Venancia has 25 years of experience.

The group was originally made up of 15 people, but two group members did not show up for the loan disbursal so they were excluded from the group.

Translated and elaborated by Cynthia McMurry, Kiva fellow

esta fotografia corresponde al banco comunal las estrellas constituido por cuatro varones y ocho mujeres o este desembolso no asistieron dos socias quienes fueron escluidas del banco.

In this group: Jose Manuel, Rocio, Venancia, Shirley Edith, Javier Guido, Elvis Fanor, Carlos Antonio*, Milfred, Luis Carlos*, Reyna, Suzana, Carolina Lesley, Griselda Geovanna
*not pictured

Loan details

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