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Irenea, 40, is married and has three school-age children. She sells a variety of basic items such as groceries at her stand in Mutualista. This is her first loan cycle with the institution. Irenea will use the loan to buy a variety of groceries like wholesale rice to stock her business and offer her customers a selection of products. The purpose of the loan is to keep growing her business.

Irenea will use the profits to keep buying merchandise to increase her earnings, since demand is high right now. She would like to have storage so that she can offer her customers better service. Irenea is happy to have this chance, since she supports herself through this business.
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La Sra. Irenea tiene 40 años, casada con tres hijos que se encuentran en edad escolar, se dedica a la venta de variedad de artículos de primera necesidad como abarrotes y variedad de artículos en su puesto de venta que se encuentra en la zona de la Mutualista, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Irenea va a usar este préstamo para la compra variedad de abarrotes como arroz por mayor para surtir su negocio y de esta manera brindar variedad de productos a sus clientes, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es seguir mejorando en su negocio, la Sra. Irenea va a utilizar los beneficios para seguir comprando productos y así mejorando sus ingresos, ya que esta época es de mucha demanda, su deseo para su negocio es tener un almacén y así brindar un mejor servicio a su clientela, la Sra. Irenea se siente feliz por la oportunidad brindada ya que esta es la única actividad que le permite mantenerse.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,301,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Irenea to buy wholesale groceries.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014