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Manuel Donaldo
Manuel lives in Toro Toro neighborhood, in Plan 3000 district. He has been a panel beater for 10 years. He currently has his own workshop four blocks from his home. He does work on vehicles such as cars and trucks. His wife works part time as a receptionist which helps him with their family's expenses. His mother-in-law looks after his children while they are both at work.

During the week, Manuel works on one or two vehicles, depending on the job. He is requesting a loan so that he can urgently fix one of his machines that is in bad condition. He would also like to buy the materials he needs to finish work on two vehicles that he currently has in his workshop.

Manuel would like to expand his workshop and be able to hire workers so that he can do his work more quickly. He would also like to be able to buy his own home because he currently lives in his mother-in-law's house.
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El señor Manuel vive en la zona del Plan 3000 en el barrio Toro Toro, se dedica ya hace 10 años a la chapería de autos, actualmente tiene su propio taller que funciona a cuatro cuadras de su casa, por lo general realiza el chapeado completo de movilidades como ser autos y camionetas. Su esposa trabaja como recepcionista medio tiempo con lo que le ayuda con sus gastos familiares, mientras que a sus hijos los cuida su suegra. A la semana realiza el chapeado de una a dos movilidades dependiendo del trabajo, por este motivo solicito el crédito para poder arreglar con urgencia una de sus maquinas que se encuentra en mal estado y comprar los materiales necesarios para terminar el trabajo de dos movilidades que tiene en el taller. El señor Manuel desea ampliar su taller y poder contratar operarios para realizar un trabajo más rápido y además poder comprar su propia casa debido a que actualmente esta viviendo en la casa de su suegra.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,679,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Manuel Donaldo to buy putty and paint. To fix his welding machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2010
Dec 28, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011