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Maria Eugenia
María is 26 years old and has two children of the ages of 5 and 7 years old. She is a seller of berries and also berry jams at her sales point, located in the area of El Torno. This loan is her first with the institution. María will use her loan to buy more berries and sugar in bulk to create jams out of them, and her reason for asking for the loan is her lack of working capital. María faces challenges in her work which include getting out of poverty and using her gains to better her life and that of her family.

María is a young and hardworking single person who is trying to help her family move forward, and her wish is to in time have a shop where she can sell a variety of jams and jellies. She feels very glad for the institution and the opportunity they have given her and the offer of a loan.
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La Sra. María tiene 26 años 2 hijos que son de las edades de 5 y 7 años, ella se dedica a la venta de frutillas y también mermelada de frutilla en su puesto de venta que s encuentra en la localidad de El Torno, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. María va utilizar este préstamo de para la compra de mas frutillas y azúcar por mayor para la elaboración de mermeladas, su razón para solicitar este préstamo la falta de capital de trabajo, la Sra. María enfrenta retos en su negocio que son salir de la pobreza y va a utilizar los beneficios para mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia, la Sra. María es una persona joven y trabajadora sola saca adelante a su familia y su deseo con el tiempo es tener una tienda donde pueda vender variedad de mermeladas y conservas, se siente muy agradecida con la institución por la oportunidad brindada en la otorgación del crédito.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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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 $800 helped Maria Eugenia to buy fruits and sugar in order to make jams.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 14, 2012
Jul 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013