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José León
José León is a 28 year-old single man with an educational attainment equivalent to elementary school. He lives in Colomi and works as a carpenter (as a day laborer). After six years of experience he is able to make doors, windows, chairs, tables, wardrobes, cabinets and any piece of furniture. His work allows him to make a living and pay for his food. He needs a loan to complete the finishing details of his house and be more comfortable, as he spent all his savings constructing his house. José León feels happy to have the opportunity to access a loan and is looking forward to conclude the finishings of his house so he can move in, as he currently rents a place.
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El Señor José León de 28 años de edad estado civil soltero, con una instrucción de nivel primario, vive en Colomi. El Sr. José León cuenta con actividad de carpintero trabaja de empleado como jornalero realiza (puertas, ventanas, sillas, mesas, roperos, cómodas y todo mueble en general) con un experiencia de mas de 6 años, de esta forma se mantiene económicamente atraves de su trabajo para su alimentación y en su vida diaria, el necesita un crédito para la conclusión de obra fina de la construcción de su vivienda para vivir mas cómodamente, por este motivo solicita un préstamo ya que el ahorro que tenía lo invirtió en la construcción de su vivienda en la obra gruesa. Por ultimo José León se sintió contento al tener esta oportunidad de poder acceder a un crédito, además entusiasmado porque podrá concluir la obra fina de su vivienda y poder trasladarse a su propia vivienda ya que actualmente vive en alquiler.

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About Bolivia

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 107
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,295,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped José León to construct his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2013
Apr 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014