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Gonzalo, 43, has three children, ages 20, 13, and 5.

Gonzalo works making a variety of traditional "cholita"-style shoes. His shop is in the 30 de Agosto area of the city of La Paz. This is his first loan sequence with the institution.

Gonzalo's going to use this loan to buy leather wholesale and other materials he needs to make shoes. This way he can offer his customers a variety of footwear. Gonzalo's requesting this loan to continue improving his business. He's going to use the profits to continue buying a variety of materials.

Gonzalo is a very hardworking person and he's happy about this opportunity. He wants to be able to produce in larger quantities and sell his products in various markets and fairs in the different departments nationally.
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El Sr. Gonzalo tiene 43 años tiene tres hijos de las edades de 20, 13 y 5 años, El Sr. Gonzalo se dedica a la fabricación de variedad de Calzados, para cholitas, tiene su taller en la zona 30 de Agosto de la ciudad de La Paz, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, El Sr. Gonzalo va a utilizar este préstamo para la compra de material para la fabricación de calzados como cuero por mayor y otros materiales que necesita para la fabricación de sus calzados y así de esta manera ofrecer variedad de calzados a su clientela, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es seguir mejorando en su negocio, El Sr. Gonzalo va a utilizar los beneficios para seguir comprando variedad de material, El Sr. Gonzalo es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por la oportunidad brindada, su deseo es poder producir en mayor cantidad y ofrecer sus productos a distintos mercados y ferias de los distintos departamentos a nivel Nacional.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 159
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Gonzalo to buy materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 11, 2013
May 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013