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Maria Corina
María is 62 years old and single. She manages a sewing service of traditional skirts for "cholitas" (girls of indigenous descent) from her own shop located in her home in the area of Pampahasi. This loan is her second one from the institution. María is going to use this loan to buy construction material for the repair of the front of her house, since her dream is to finish her home. Maria's business of making traditional indigenous Bolivian one-piece skirts is going well, but she faces challenges in her business, including a lack of machines and, sometimes, a lack of material when she receives wholesale order placements, depending on the tasks she has to perform. She is going to use the earnings to buy fabric. María is a hardworking person whose wish is to have a large shop, hire other workers and, in this way, teach young people the clothing trade.
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La Sra. Maria tiene 62 años y es soltera, ella se dedica a servicio costura de polleras para las cholitas, en su taller propio que se encuentran en su mismo domicilio en la zona de Pampahasi , este préstamo es su segunda secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Maria va a usar este préstamo para la compra de material de construcción para el arreglo de la fachada de su casa, ya que su deseo es tener su casita terminada, cuenta Maria que le va muy bien en su negocio de la confeccion de polleras pero la Sra. Maria enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la falta de maquinas y a veces de material cuando le hacen pedidos por mayor depende de los trabajos que tiene que realizar, La Sra. Maria es una persona trabajadora que su deseo es tener un taller grande y contratar mano de obra y así enseñar a jóvenes el oficio de la confección.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 224
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Maria Corina to buy construction material to finish the front of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014