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Ana Maria
Señora Ana's business activity is doing leatherwork. She does this work during the week, making leather bags to sell later in the various fairs in the city of El Alto. This activity is the principal source of income for her and her family. She has been doing leatherwork for a number of years. It is very hard work, but Señora Ana works together with her husband, who helps her. Together they work for the well-being of their family, since they have children. The loan is destined for the purchase of basic leather materials so that they can do their work. She has very good sales, since the bags that she makes are very pretty and of good quality. In the future, she wants to be able to sell her products in the various markets in the city of La Paz.
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La Sra. Ana tiene como actividad la marroquinería (artesanía en cuero), actividad que realiza durante la semana fabricando maletines de cuero para su posterior venta en las distintas ferias de la ciudad de El Alto, la mencionada actividad es su principal fuente de ingreso para ella y su familia, el trabajo en cuero lo realiza hace varios años, es un trabajo muy duro pero la Sra. Ana trabaja junto a su esposo quien le ayuda, juntos trabajan por el bienestar de su familia puesto que tienen hijos, el destino del crédito es para la compra de materia prima en cuero para realizar su trabajo, tiene muy buena venta ya que los maletín es que realiza son muy lindos y de buena calidad y con el tiempo desea poder vender sus productos en los distintos mercados de la ciudad de La Paz.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 109
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  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ana Maria to buy basic materials to work in leather.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2011
Jan 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013