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Catalina Saturnina
Sra. Catalina is 53 years old, single, and has two children (ages 12 and 16). She sells candy, dairy products, juices, cookies, and a variety of other products according to the season. Catalina has a vending post at one of the busiest areas in the city of El Alto. This loan is her first cycle from this city. Sra. Catalina will use the money to buy mobile phone cards in bulk that she can sell in her business. Her reason for requesting this loan is so that she can diversify her business. Sra. Catalina faces challenges in her business, such as dealing with the competition on a daily basis, so she will utilize the benefits of this loan to continue buying a variety of products to restock her business.

In due time, her wish is to rent a shop that is stocked with a variety of products.

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La Sra. Catalina tiene 53 años y es soltera con 2 hijos que son de las edades de 12 y 16 años, ella se dedica a la venta de golosinas, lácteos, jugos, galletas variedad de productos según la temporada en su puesto de venta que se encuentran en una de las zonas más concurridas de la Ciudad De El alto, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la ciudad, la Sra. Catalina va a usar este préstamo para compra de tarjetas telefónicas de celular por mayor para vender en su negocio, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es diversificar el negocio, la Sra. Catalina enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia diaria y va a utilizar los beneficios en seguir comprando variedad de productos para seguir surtiendo su negocio. Ya que su deseo es con el tiempo poder alquilar una tienda y surtir con variedad de productos.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 144
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,366,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Catalina Saturnina to buy mobile phone cards.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 19, 2012
Jun 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013