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A loan of $800 helped purchase of wholesale rolls of cloth.


Benjamin Felix's story

Benjamin is a long-standing, reliable client. His loan history demonstrates his punctuality and responsibility. He makes petticoats (intimate apparel for the women of town). He puts the petticoats together in his home with the help of his wife, Martha. She has a shop in the 16 de Julio market in the city of El Alto, and she's open for sales on Thursdays and Sundays. They also travel to Desaguadero (a city on the border with Peru) to sell their petticoats. The couple has three small children who are still in school. They work together as a team with their children, who help out where they can in the family business; on their days off or their vacations they help their parents with production. This loan will be invested in the purchase of wholesale rolls of cloth.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sarah Merchlewitz



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