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Gustavo lives in his own house with his wife and their two children. The house was an inheritance from his parents. He makes furniture for bathrooms and kitchens. His shop is at his house. He has ten years of experience, and he works very well with his wife and children. They help him with this business.

His wife leaves the furniture at stores. They like the furniture he makes because his work is detailed. Gustavo also has contracts to install kitchen and bathroom drawers in homes. He is very well-known, and he has a lot of customers.

The loan he was given was to buy “trupan” wood (made from fibers stripped from pine trunks). He has a large contract, but he does not have the material. That is why he requested the loan. He is grateful to the institution for the support they provided.
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El señor Gustavo vive en casa propia con su esposa y sus dos hijos el cual fue herencia de sus papas. Se dedica a la elaboración de muebles para baños y cocina, su taller se encuentra en su domicilio y tiene una experiencia de diez años quien trabaja muy bien juntamente con su esposa e hijos ya que ellos le ayudan con este negocio aparte su esposa deja estos muebles a tiendas ya que les gusta los muebles que el hace ya que los elabora con unos detalles, el Sr Gustavo también tiene contratos para poner a domicilio la cajonería de cocina y baño es muy conocido y tiene varios clientes. El crédito que se le otorgo fue para la compra de madera trupan ya que tiene un contrato grande y no contaba con material, por este motivo solicito el crédito, esta agradecido con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Gustavo to buy trupan wood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 25, 2011
Feb 3, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012