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Total loan: $5,575
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Bolivia Group

Bolivia
La Paz / El Alto, Bolivia / General Store

A loan of $5,575 helped a member to purchase rice, sugar, and oil at wholesale.


Bolivia Group's story

The Bolivia community bank is starting their sixth loan cycle with Pro Mujer as part of the Senkata regional center. The group is made up of nine members and is led by an executive board of which Lucila is the president. The members have a variety of businesses, including: a neighborhood store, transportation services, sewing fishing nets, cosmetic sales, vegetable sales, knitting blankets, bed sales, and shoe sales.

The loan they are requesting will benefit all of their small businesses, including Lucila's. She joined Pro Mujer four years ago at the invitation of a friend from the institution who visited her home. She currently has a neighborhood store. She started this business after observing her mother, who has a similar store in another area. With capital borrowed from Pro Mujer, she decided to start her own business.

She is requesting this loan for an increase in capital to purchase rice, sugar, and oil at wholesale. She will purchase the items from distributors in El Alto and later sell them in her store. This type of work allows her to generate income to support her family, since she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she responded that she likes the loans that the institution offers.

In this group: Lucila, Eva , Cruz, Rogelia , Mercedez Patricia, Eusebia, Zenobia, Wendy Fabiola, Viviana Ximena
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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Eileen Lloyd


Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: February 12, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer

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Loan details

Loan length:

12 months
Disbursed date: February 12, 2014
Facilitated by Field Partner: Fundación Pro Mujer