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Maria Rosa
Señora Maria is 58 years old. She has her own home in Sacaba. She has two children who are independent and are married. Señora Maria makes empanadas in her home two times a week since the salary she receives as a teacher is not sufficient for her to support herself. She sells them on the market days in Sacaba, Thursday and Sunday. She only makes empanadas twice a week because she has a second professional job as a preschool teacher. The loan that she is applying for is for the purchase of quantities of ingredients such as flour and sugar, because at this time the prices of these products are beginning to go up. Sra. Maria is a very hard-working person and is grateful for the opportunity that is offered to her.
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La señora María tiene 58 años de edad, ella cuenta con domicilio propio en la localidad de Sacaba, ella tiene 2 hijos los cuales son independientes y casados. La señora María se dedica a la elaboración de empanadas en su domicilio dos veces por semana, ya que el sueldo que percibe como maestra no le alcanza para sustentarse, la señora vende los días de feria en sacaba jueves y domingo, solo elabora empanadas dos veces a la semana debido a que tiene como segunda actividad de profesión maestra de inicial El préstamo que solicita es para la compra de insumos por cantidad como harina y azúcar, ya que por estas épocas empieza a subir el pecio de estos productos, la Sra. María es una persona muy trabajadora y agradecida por la oportunidad que le brindan.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 131
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,217,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maria Rosa to buy ingredients to make empanadas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 28, 2011
Jan 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012