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Delicia A. Rivas is married to a shopkeeper and she is a mother of 3 children. She sells cosmetics from house to house. Her clientele is made up of mostly friends and neighbors in the area. She has been doing this for 2 years. She's a representative of the most popular cosmetic companies in Latin America which is Avon.

Previously, Delicia used to sell basic food supplies, but she had to stop doing this because of the long distances she had to travelled and it was a day-long type of job.

At this time, Delica owns her home with one of her sons. Her husband does a lot of work-related travelling and she needs to provide for her family, especially to the needs of her daughter who currently needs a computer for school. This is why Delica would like to invest more money into her business so that hopefully she can make a bigger profit.

Translated from Spanish by Carolina Zelaya-Kronlund, Kiva Volunteer.

Delicia A. Rivas, casada con un comerciante y madre de 3 hijos, se dedica a la venta de cosméticos de forma ambulante, sus principales clientes son sus amistades o conocidos del barrio o de la zona. Ya son 2 años que se dedica a esta actividad, representando a una de las empresas populares de cosméticos en latino América (AVON).

Anteriormente a esta actividad, Delicia se dedicaba a la venta ambulante de víveres de primera necesidad, pero por razones de salud tuvo que dejar, ya que las distancias eran muy largas a recorrer, y era trabajo de todo el día.

Actualmente Delicia vive en casa propia, con uno de sus hijos, su esposo se encuentra ausente por razones de trabajo, lo que le obliga a responder por las necesidades de su casa, principalmente las de estudio de su hija, la que precisa de una computadora para poder proseguir su carrera. Es por eso que Delicia precisa de dinero para poder generar mayor ganancia en su egocio, de esta forma comprar lo que su hija necesita.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 126
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  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Delicia to purchase more merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2008
Jan 11, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 26, 2008