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Señor Rimes is 26-years old. At his young age, he has already built his own home on some land that he was given by his parents. When he was very young, Rimer went to Brazil to work for a sewing company, where he learned how to make mattresses. And that is how he came to have a small mattress-making factory. He sells the mattresses in Cochabamba's domestic market. With his savings from his work in Brazil, Rimer was able to buy the sewing machines. He lives in the Tamborada community, near his mother's house. The loan Rimer is requesting is for the purchase of raw materials for making mattresses. He will then be able to increase his sales and improve his standard of living.
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El señor Rimes tiene 26 años, a su corta edad ya construyó su propia casa en un terreno que le heredaron los padres, pero Rimer desde muy joven se fue a Brasil a trabajar en una empresa de costura donde logro aprender a confeccionar colchones, y es así que actualmente cuenta con una pequeña fábrica donde los confecciona para venderlos en el mercado interno de Cochabamba, con los ahorros de su trabajo en Brasil logro comprar las máquinas de coser. Vive en la comunidad de Tamborada junto a la casa de su madre. El crédito que solicita es para la compra de materia prima para confeccionar colchones, así lograra incrementar sus ventas y mejorar su nivel de vida.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,331,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Rimer to purchase raw materials for making mattresses.
88% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 31, 2013
Feb 3, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: