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Catalina Modesta
Catalina, 52, is a widow with two grown children. She sells food from a stall in Cotapachi. This is her first loan cycle with the institution. Catalina will use the loan to buy wholesale supplies such as rice, noodles, and potatoes to prepare an even wider variety of her dishes for her customers.

Catalina wishes to continue improving her business with this loan. She will use her profits to buy more supplies and to increase her income. Catalina works very hard and is happy with the opportunity offered to her since this is the only work she has to support herself and see her family get ahead.
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La Sra. Catalina tiene 52 años, la Sra. es viuda tiene dos hijos ya independientes, ella se dedica a la venta de comida en su puesto de venta que se encuentra en la zona de Cotapachi, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Catalina va a usar este préstamo para la compra de de insumos como arroz, fideo y papa por mayor para la elaboración de sus platillos y de esta manera brindar variedad de platillos a sus clientes, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es seguir mejorando en su negocio, la Sra. Catalina va a utilizar los beneficios para seguir comprando insumos y así mejorando sus ingresos, La Sra. Catalina es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por la oportunidad brindada ya que esta es la única actividad con la que saco adelante a su familia y le permite mantenerse.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 161
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Catalina Modesta to buy wholesale supplies such as rice, noodles, and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 17, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013