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Petruska Dolor
Señora Petruska is the mother of two daughters. Because of the need to support her family, she found it convenient to open a neighborhood store. She has had this business for four years, and this time has given her the opportunity to know about prices and which items to sell and where to obtain them, as well as customers and suppliers. Thanks to her relatives, she managed to stock her business using small loans. Nevertheless, she now sees that within her earnings she also has a margin for her savings, and for this reason she wants to obtain a loan to stock the store better and have better earnings, and with time save for an anticrético [a Bolivian rental agreement in which the rent is paid up front]. She now lives in the house of relatives who gave her shelter for her daughters, but as the girls grow, they will need more space. Señora Petruska also makes pastries and homemade bread, which are also greatly sought after by her neighbors. She says that every day she has to get up very early to satisfy the needs of her customers, since there is also a store very close by with which she has quite a bit of competition, so she sees that if the other store is not open, she has better opportunities for her sales.
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La Sra. Petruska madre de 2 hijas, por la necesidad de mantener a su familia, vio por conveniente abrir una tienda de barrio, hace 4 años que tiene esta actividad la misma que en todo este tiempo le dio la oportunidad de conocer sobre precios, sobre artículos de venta, lugares para proveerse de los mismos, como también clientes y proveedores. Gracias a sus familiares es que logro abastecer su negocio, con préstamos pequeños, sin embargo en este tiempo vio que dentro de sus ganancias también tiene un margen para sus ahorros, por lo que desea obtener el crédito para abastecer mejor la tienda y tener mejores ganancias y con el tiempo ahorrar para un anticrético. Actualmente vive en casa de familiares, quienes por las niñas le dieron cobijo. Pero a medida que las niñas crecen necesitan mayor espacio. La Sra. Petruska también elabora masitas y pan casero, el mismo que también tiene gran acogida por los vecinos del lugar. Ella dice que día a día tiene que levantarse muy temprano para satisfacer las necesidades de sus clientes, pues además hay una tienda muy próxima con la cual tiene bastante competencia. Entonces ella ve que si la otra tienda no abre, ella tiene mayores oportunidades para sus ventas.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Petruska Dolor to buy merchandise for her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 12, 2012
Feb 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014