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Maria Rosario
María sell patasca (soup made of cooked white corn that’s been boiled and accompanies typical national dishes like fricassee and fried pork rinds). She lives in her own home, located in the plan 3000 zone. She has four children, but only takes care of her daughter because the others are adults and on their own. She’s been selling patasca on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for several years. She also has three rooms that she rents out.

She will use the money from this loan to build a roof on her patasca stall. Now that the rainy season has started and she can’t sell because the rain ruins her sales. María is a hardworking person and is grateful to the institution for the support.
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La Sra. María de dedica a la venta patasca (maíz blanco cocido que sirve para acompañar platos típicos del país como el fricase y el chicharrón), vive en la zona del plan 3000, La casa donde vive es propia, tiene cuatro hijos de los cuales ella se encarga de una hija ya que los mayores ya son independientes. Ella se dedica a la venta de patasca los días viernes, sábado y domingo ya hace varios años. También tiene tres cuartos que los alquila. El crédito que esta solicitando es para construir un techo para la venta de patasca ya que estamos en temporadas de lluvias y no puede vender por la falta de techo ya que cuando llueve le perjudica sus ventas, la Sra. María es una persona muy trabajadora y se siente agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Maria Rosario to buy roof building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2011
Nov 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012