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Jorge sells bread crumbs. His wife, Alina Bustamante, works in a supermarket. They are tenants in the Villa Litoral zone. Don Jorge buys the stale bread that is left over from his wife's work each day, which are collected and wrapped in bags and left to harden. Once there are a few bags of hardened bread, Don Jorge buys them and afterwards carries them back home to grind in a small grinding machine. Later, he sells the crumbs by the hundredweight and pound. Don Jorge is a very reponsible person towards his job and his family. He is requesting a loan for the purchase of a larger grinding machine since the one he currently has is a manual machine, and the one he intends to buy is semi-automatic. With the new machine, Jorge hopes to increase his sales and be able to make his business grow as well.
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El señor Jorge es una persona que se dedica a la venta de pan molido. Su esposa, la señora Alina Bustamante, es empleada dSe un supermerdado. Ellos viven como inquilinos en la zona de Villa Litoral. Don Jorge compra el pan duro del trabajo de su esposa, ya que cada día sobra y este es reunido y embolsado en sacos y luego se los hace endurar; cuando se acumulan varios sacos de pan duro don Jorge los compra y los lleva a casa para después molerlos en una pequeña máquina moledora. Luego los vende por quintales y arrobas. Don Jorge es una persona muy responsable con su trabajo y su familia. Él solicíta el crédito para la compra de una máquina de moler mas grande por que la que actualmente tiene es una maquina manual y la que comprará es semi automática. De esta manera don Jorge espera aumentar sus ventas y así poder hacer crecer su negocio.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 163
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $375 helped Jorge purchase of a machine to grind stale bread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
5 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 5, 2009
Nov 21, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010