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Paulina Santusa
Señora Paulins is 40 years old. She is married and has two sons, ages 12 and 6. Her work is sewing petticoats for the indigenous women. They are like thin skirts that the women use underneath their skirts. She has her own workshop in the Santiago Segundo zone. This is her first loan with this institution. Señora Paulina is going to use the loan to buy a variety of fabrics. Her reason for applying for this loan is that she wants to improve the quality of the work she does, since she has orders to deliver to different markets, since at this time of year there is much demand. Señora Pauling faces challenges in her business, which are the lack of sewing machines and at times of material, when they give her wholesale orders, depending on the work that she has to do. She is going to use her earnings to buy machines. Señora Paulina is a hard-working person whose desire is to have a big workshop and contract hand work and thus teach young people the trade of making clothing.
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La Sra. Paulina tiene 40 años y casado con 2 hijos que son de las edades de 12 y 6 años, ella se dedica a servicio costura de enaguas para las cholitas son como faldas delgadas que las mujeres usan debajo su pollera , en su taller propio que se encuentran en zona Santiago Segundo, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Paulina va a usar este préstamo para la compra de variedad de telas, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es quiere mejorar la calidad del trabajo realizado ya que tiene pedidos que entregar a distintos mercados ya que esta época tiene mucha demanda, la Sra. Paulina enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la falta de maquinas de coser y a veces de material cuando le hacen pedidos por mayor depende de los trabajos que tiene que realizar y va a utilizar los beneficios en la compra de maquinas, La Sra. Paulina es una persona trabajadora que su deseo es tener un taller grande y contratar mano de obra y así enseñar a jóvenes el oficio de la confección.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Paulina Santusa to buy fabric to make petticoats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 19, 2012
Nov 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013