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Lourdes is an old client, since 2001, of the communal bank. She has a neighborhood store and sells diverse items such as bread, drinks, groceries, canned goods, and other items. Her store is well supplied and one can find all sorts of things, even a needle so to speak. Her store is found in a strategic location, and she meets the demand of the neighborhood residents. It is the only store in the area.

Lourdes lives in the neighborhood where her store is located. She lives with her daughter, son-in-law, and nieces and nephews. She is very energetic and enterprising.

Through her business and previous loans she has increased her capital and her business has grown. She is asking for a loan in order to buy merchandise such as drinks and sweets in order to supply her store. She is very grateful for the help of the communal bank.
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la señora Lourdes es cliente antigua de la institución desde el año 2001, ella tiene un atienda de barrio donde se dedica a la venta de diversos artículos como pan, refrescos, abarrotes, enlatados, etc., su tienda es muy surtida, se encuentra todo tipo de artículos, desde una aguja por así decirlo, el lugar donde se encuentra la tienda es también estratégico y ella abastece a los vecinos de la zona, ya que es la única tienda por el barrio, la señora Lourdes vive en la misma zona y lugar donde es su negocio, ella vive con su hija, yerno y nietos, es una persona muy dinámica y trabajadora, con su negocio y los créditos anteriores ha logrado hacer crecer su capital y el negocio que tiene, por lo que se solicita el crédito para la compra de mercadería como refrescos y dulces para surtir su tienda, se encuentra agradecida con la institución por el apoyo.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Lourdes to buy merchandise, refreshments, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2011
Oct 20, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012