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Lucio, age 64, is married and has children who are now independent. Lucio makes clothes in his sewing shop in the Munaypata area.

This loan is his first cycle with the institution. Lucio is going to use the loan to buy construction materials to build a wall on his land. The reason for requesting this loan is his lack of capital. Lucio faces challenges in his business due to the competition in the market and his lack of machinery to make clothes. He will continue working hard in order to buy the machines he needs.

This way he will increase his working capital. He wishes for his business are to have a larger sewing shop and to hire people to help him make the clothes.
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El Sr. Lucio tiene 64 años y es casado con hijos ya todos independientes, el Sr. Lucio se dedica a la confección de prendas de vestir tiene su taller de costura en la zona de Munaypata este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, El Sr. Lucio va a usar este préstamo para la compra de material de construcción para construir muralla en su terreno, la razón para solicitar este préstamo la falta de capital, El Sr. Lucio enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia del mercado y la falta de maquinaria para la confección de prendas de vestir y seguirá trabajando duro para comprar maquinas que le hacen falta y así de esta manera incrementar su capital de trabajo, su deseo para su negocio es tener un taller de costura más grande contratar personal que le ayude a confeccionar sus prendas de vestir.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 121
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Lucio to buy construction material to build a wall on his land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 11, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013