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Blanca has been selling prepared breakfast and lunch foods in the Los Pozos market for more than 10 years. She is a very well known person in the food sector and she has good references. Blanca has 3 grown children and only her 16-year old daughter is still dependent. They have lived in the region of La Pampa de la Isla for more than three years. Her husband has been a taxi driver for more than 2 years. Blanca leases a stand in Los Pozos from where she sells her foods. She also rents another area where she keeps all her chairs, tables, ovens, and carafes. But some months when her sales are high she uses both spaces. She has four people working for her, a master chef, two assistant cooks, and a waitress who attends approximately 20 tables. Her food sales are significant and her business is established and she has many clients. The Los Pozos market is a center of massive consumption with a good influx of cash. The funds for this loan will be used to purchase construction materials to repair a bathroom in her house. She is a very hardworking person and she is thankful with the institution for the support given her.
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La Sra. Blanca vende comida: desayuno y almuerzo en el mercado Los Pozos desde hace mas de 10 años, es una persona muy conocida en el sector de comidas y dan buenas referencias. La Sra. Blanca tiene 3 hijos ya independientes solo una hija de 16 años es la única dependiente, viven mas de tres años en la zona de la Pampa de la Isla, su marido es taxista desde hace mas de 2 años. La Sra. Blanca tiene un puesto que está en anticrético en Los Pozos que es donde vende su comida y alquila otro puesto que ocupa para guardar todas sus sillas, mesas hornos, garrafas, pero cuando hay meses de mayores ventas los ocupa ambos, ya que tiene cuatro personas trabajando para ella, una maestra cocinera, dos ayudantas de cocina y una mesera, puesto que atiende aproximadamente 20 mesas, su venta de comida es grande, es antigua, tiene muchos clientela y el mercado Los Pozos es un centro de consumo masivo, con un buen flujo de ingresos, el dinero del crédito lo utilizara en la compra de material de construcción para la refacción de un baño en su casa, es un apersona muy trabajadora agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Blanca to purchase construction materials to repair the bathroom in her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 4, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012