A loan of $2,225 helped a member buy bulk merchandise to sell.

Las Puntuales Group's story

The Las Puntuales (Punctual Women) group is maD. up of 11 women and 2 men who live in the tropical Santa Cruz region of eastern Bolivia. All of the group members live in the same neighborhood and know each another well; they are committed to guaranteeing one another's loans and to making their repayments on time.

Each of the group members has his or her own business: some sell clothing, cosmetics, party favors, appliances, beef, and coca leaves; others are tailors and seamstresses. Most have between one and five years of experience in their respective businesses, though Rosmery has been selling party supplies for 40 years!

Most of the group plans to use their Kiva loan to buy more merchandise to sell. Most group members have previous experience with group loans at other Bolivian microfinance institutions.

In this group: Cristina, Eva, Rolando, Maria Silvia Eugenia, Liliana Lourdes, Laura, Eduardo, Isabel*, Vera Lucia, Maria Esther, Rosmery, Amada Lourdes, Sandra Livian
*not pictured

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