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San Luis Group
In this Group: Alicia, Blanca Olivia, Martha, Nelson Alafredo , Reyna Elizabeth , Sonia Veronica , Sonia Zulema, Catalina
The "San Luis" communal bank will begin its thirty-first loan cycle with Pro Mujer, as part of the Centro Focal de Collpani. It is made up of eight members and is led by officers, of whom Alicia is the President. The businesses that the communal bank members carry out are varied and among them are milk and cheese sales, flower sales, an aluminum workshop, sewing T-shirts and sweaters, a glass workshop, clothing sales and fruit sales.

The loan that they will be taking out will benefit the small microenterprises of which Alicia is part. She says that twelve years ago, she joined Pro Mujer, joining at the invitation of a staff member who went to visit her at home. Currently, she has a business which is a glass workshop. She says that she began this business 18 years ago, since she had known how to handle glass for several years, since her father had a similar workshop.

The loan that she is now taking out is to increase her capital (purchase glass in bulk) that she will acquire from the importers in the city of El Alto and later will sell according to her customers' orders. This type of work permits her to generate resources to support her family, since she is married and has two children.

When asked what she likes about Pro Mujer, she says that she likes the health center that the institution offers.
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La A.C. “SAN LUIS” iniciará el trigésimo primer ciclo en Pro Mujer, como parte del Centro Focal de Collpani, está compuesta por ocho integrantes y está dirigida por una mesa directiva donde la señora Alicia es la Presidenta. Los negocios que las integrantes de la asociación comunal llevan adelante son variados entre ellos existen: venta de leche y queso, venta de comida, venta de flores, taller de aluminio, costura de poleras y chompas, taller de vidrios, venta de ropa, venta de frutas.

El crédito que sacaran beneficiara a pequeñas microempresarias donde la señora Alicia es integrante, ella indica que hace doce años que integra Pro Mujer, ingresando por la invitación de una asesora de la institución que fue a visitarle a su domicilio. En la actualidad ella tiene un negocio de taller de vidriería; da a conocer que este negocio lo implemento hace 18 años, ya que conocía el manejo de vidrios hace varios años, pues su padre tenía un taller similar.

El crédito que ahora sacará es para el aumento de capital (compra de vidrio por mayor) que adquirirá de las importadoras de la ciudad de El Alto y posteriormente lo comercializará de acuerdo al pedido del cliente. Esta forma de trabajo le permite generar recursos para apoyar a su familia, ya que ella es casada y tiene dos hijos.

Cuando se le consulta qué le gusta de Pro Mujer, ella responde que le gusta el área de salud que le ofrece la institución.

Additional Information

This is a Group Loan

In a group loan, each member of the group receives an individual loan but is part of a larger group of individuals. The group is there to provide support to the members and to provide a system of peer pressure, but groups may or may not be formally bound by a group guarantee. In cases where there is a group guarantee, members of the group are responsible for paying back the loans of their fellow group members in the case of delinquency or default.

Kiva's Field Partners typically feature one borrower from a group. The loan description, sector, and other attributes for a group loan profile are determined by the featured borrower's loan. The other members of the group are not required to use their loans for the same purpose.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of San Luis Group's $4,400 loan helped a member to purchase glass in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2014
Aug 23, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2015