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Elvira
Elvira is a longstanding client of the institution. She’s been with the institution since 2003. She is a client with a good attitude and great punctuality with her repayments. She sells sashes and women’s underskirts called “polleras.” (Women’s “pollera” dress is very particular in La Paz. They wear a thick skirt with a thin “pollera” underneath that’s called “enaguas.” On top they wear a sash made from silk material and braided with fringe on the bottom). This type of clothing is very particular and is only seen in the city of La Paz.

She sells them in all of El Alto’s markets. Her work is very demanding because she must perambulate throughout the entire city of El Alto. However, she also has a fixed stand where she sells her merchandise.

They have a son who’s in school and they provide all the support for his personal development. Her husband is an owner-driver. He gets up very early and works until very late because that’s the only way one can make a profit in that particular occupation.

She will use the loan to buy merchandise and a straight-stitch sewing machine to make the clothing because she wants to go into manufacturing “polleras.”

She is very grateful to the institution for the support provided.
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La señora Elvira es una cliente antiguo de la institución esta en la institución desde el año 2003, es un cliente con buena actitud y gran puntualidad en sus pagos, ella se dedica a la venta de polleras y mantas de señora de pollera (la vestimenta de la señora de pollera en la ciudad de la paz es muy particular, ellas llevan una falda gruesa y adentro una pollera delgada que la denominan enaguas, en la parte superior llevan la manta confeccionada con tela de seda y trenzada con flecos en la parte inferior) esta vestimenta es muy particular y solo se puede ver en la ciudad de la paz , ella lo distribuye en todas las ferias de la ciudad de el alto, su trabajo es sacrificado por todos los días tiene que ambular y repartir su mercadería en toda la ciudad de el alto, pero también tiene su puesto fijo en el cual vende su mercadería, ellos tiene un hijo que esta en colegio le dan todo el apoyo para su crecimiento personal, su esposo es chofer propietario y el se levanta desde muy temprano y trabaja hasta muy tarde para, solo de esa manera se puede tener ganancias en ese rubro, el crédito será invertido en la compra de mercadería y la compra de una maquina recta para la costura de prendas de vestir, ya que quiere incursionar en la costura de polleras, esta muy agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 85
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $29,017,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Elvira to buy clothes and an industrial sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Nov 17, 2010
Listed
Dec 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Dec 15, 2011