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Norah lives in the '4th ring' district, in the south of the city of Santa Cruz (note: this city is split into 12 concentric circles - or rings - that radiate out from the city center. Each 'ring' is 1-2km across and they rise in number the further they are from the center).

Norah lives in her parents' home and her business is selling meals in the evening. She is currently separated from her husband and she supports their two children alone. Her children are in elementary school.

Every morning, Norah gets ready early to do her shopping and then prepares her things so that everything is ready at the end of the afternoon when she starts selling her meals. She prepares dishes such as 'locro' (a traditional, thick stew), 'pacumuto D. pollo' (chicken skewers), and 'pacumuto D. carne D. res' (beef skewers). As her business is doing well, she would also like to start selling 'kjaras', a dish that it has become traditional to sell on Fridays. For this, she will need to buy a grill and invest more money in buying pork for this dish. This is what she plans to spend her loan on.

Norah is a very hard-working person. She is requesting this loan to expand her business. She would like to be able to proviD. her family with better opportunities in life, pay for her children's education and cover all her household expenses.
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La Sra. Norah vive en la zona del 4to anillo zona Sur, ella vive en la casa D. sus padres y se dedica a la venta D. comida en las noches, actualmente ella esta separada D. su esposo por lo que ella sola mantiene a los dos hijos que tienen y que están en educación primaria, ella todos los días en las mañanas se prepara temprano para hacer sus comprar y luego preparar sus cosas para tenerlo listo al final D. la tarD. para comenzar a vender la comida, entre los platos que ella prepara están el Locro, pacumuto D. pollo y pacumuto D. carne D. res, como le va bien con este negocio ella desea implementar la venta D. Kjaras un plato que se ha hecho tradicional para vender los días viernes, para lo que necesita comprar la parrilla e invertir más dinero en la carne D. chancho para este plato en esta compra invertirá el crédito. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora por lo que está solicitando el crédito para ampliar el negocio, desea poder brindarles mejores oportunidades a su familia costear así la educación D. sus hijos y todos los gastos D. su casa.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 233
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,576,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Norah to buy a grill and food products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2011
Mar 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011