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Arnulfo is 42 years old, and he lives in the Nueva Galilea Indigenous Community in the province of Carrasco, in the municipality of Chimore. Arnulfo lived in the district of Santa Cruz 15 years ago, but he came to Chimore when he left behind all of his belongings and met Ines, with whom he married and had five children. Arnulfo works in agriculture and his secondary business is milling lumber for the Nueva Galilea Community. These are the two ways in which he earns money. The loan that Arnulfo is requesting will be invested in expanding his banana production. This will allow him to bring in enough money to help his children finish high school. Arnulfo dreams of a better future for his children, as he himself was not able to finish school nor start a career. He wants his children to be able to start a career and be able to help the people of their community.
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El señor Arnulfo tiene 42 años de edad, vive en la Comunidad Indígena Nueva Galilea de la provincia Carrasco, del Municipio de Chimore, Arnulfo vivía en el departamento de Santa Cruz hace como 15 años atrás, se vino a Chimore dejándolo toda sus pertenencias y se conoció con la señora Ines con la cual se encuentra concuvinado y tiene cinco hijos, Arnulfo trabaja como Agricultor y su segunda actividad es el Rallado de Madera en la comunidad Nueva Galilea. Esa son las dos maneras de la que obtiene sus ingresos económicos. El préstamo que solicita Arnulfo es para la Ampliación de su producción de Plátano y de esa manera podrá tener ingresos suficientes y poder ayudar a sus hijos a terminar el colegio. Arnulfo sueña con un futuro mejor para sus hijos ya que el no pudo terminar el colegio ni hacer una carrera, pero él quiere que su hijos si puedan realizar una carrera y poder ayudar a las personas de la zona.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 223
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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 $1,500 helped Arnulfo tend his banana plantation.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Apr 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 24, 2014