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Benita is a member that sells hats, shawls and jewelry to women in the village. She makes her purchases in wholesale from the artesans that make the hats and shawls. She is a long-time member of the organization. She has 4 sons and they are all working and are independent. But in her care she now has a 1-year old grandson whose mother passed away. She is a very hardworking woman and ever since she separated from her husband she has supported her children. They work in the businesses that their father left them and they use the facilities that she bought them. She is a very responsible person and she is timely with her payments. With the funds from this loan she will purchase shawls in wholesale. She has had a large number of orders placed. She is very grateful to the organization for the support she has received.
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La Sra. Benita, es una cliente que se dedica a la venta de sombreros, mantas y joyas para señoras de pollera, compra al por mayor de los artesanos que se dedican a la elaboracion de los sombreros y de las mantas, es cliente antigua de la institucion, tiene cuatro hijos varones, quienes ya trabajan independientemente, ella por ahora se encuetra dedicada a la crianza de su pequeño nieto de un año, quien quedo huérfano de madre, es una persona muy trabajadora, ya que desde que se separo del esposo ella controla a sus hijos, quienes trabajan en las movilidades que les dejó el papá y la que compraron con el trabajo de la mamá y de ellos, en fin ella es una persona muy responsable y puntual en sus pagos, con el dinero del credito comprara mantas al por mayor ya que le hicieron muchos pedidos, esta muy agradecida con la institucion por el apoyo brindado.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,241,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Benita to purchase shawls in wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2010
Oct 14, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 16, 2011