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Mrs. Genoveva and her family live in the Kupini area which is about 25 minutes from downtown La Paz. Her family has a small shop where they make "cholitas" , having been in business for 20 years. This type of footwear is maD. in a very traditional style and that's why they have several customers at the different fairs around the city and in the city of Alto. The cholitas are maD. from different materials but the ones used nowadays are maD. of transparent plastic and synthetic leather, with rubber soles and heels. They are very similar to slippers but worn mainly by the cholitas (wearing typical dress) who know how to appreciate traditional and well-maD. crafts such as the shoes from Mrs. Genoveva's shop. She is requesting a loan on this occasion for general maintenance of her automobile which she uses to proviD. a radio taxi service.
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La señora Genoveva y su familia viven en la zona D. Kupini que ubicada a veinticinco minutos del centro D. la ciudad D. La Paz. Ella y su familia tienen un pequeño taller D. elaboración D. calzados D. cholitas y trabajan D. esta manera desD. hace veinte años atrás. Los calzados D. cholitas son elaborados D. manera muy tradicional y es por eso también que tienen varios clientes en diferentes ferias D. esta ciudad y la ciudad del Alto. Los calzados D. cholitas son hechos con diferentes materiales pero actualmente los mas utilizados son el plástico transparente y cuerinas además D. suelas y plantas D. goma. Y son muy parecidos a zapatillas pero son utilizados principalmente por cholitas y señoras D. pollera quienes saben apreciar un trabaja tradicional y bien realizado como son los calzados del taller D. doña Genoveva. En esta oportunidad la señora Genoveva solicita el préstamo D. dinero para el mantenimiento en general D. un automóvil que tiene y lo hace trabajar en el servicio D. radio taxi.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 144
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  • $33,356,225
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Genoveva to pay for vehicle maintenance.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 19, 2011
Sep 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012