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Mrs. Paulina is 42 years old, and is married with two children ages 21 and 19, both of whom study. She lives in the Villa Adela zone of the city of El Alto. Mrs. Paulina works selling a variety of basic needs items in her neighborhood store that is found in the same zone where she lives. This loan is her first sequence with the Kiva field partner institution. Mrs. Paulina is going to use this loan to buy a variety of products like crackers, soft-drinks, and a variety of sweets in order to supply her store. She will also buy groceries and in that way provide a variety of products for her customers. Her reason for requesting this loan is to continue improving her business. Mrs. Paulina is going to use the income to continue buying products and thereby improving her income. Her desire is to have her own general store and thus to bring better service to her customers. Mrs. Paulina is a very hard-working person and she feels glad for the opportunity that has been granted her through this credit.
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La Sra. Paulina tiene 42 años, casada con dos hijos de la edades de 21 y 19 años, los dos se encuentran estudiando, ella vive en la zona de Villa Adela de la ciudad de El Alto, la Sra. Paulina se dedica a la venta de variedad de artículos de primera necesidad en su tienda de barrio que se encuentra en la misma zona donde vive, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Paulina va a usar este préstamo para la compra variedad de productos como galletas y refrescos variedad de dulces para surtir su tienda y también para la compra de abarrotes y de esta manera brindar variedad de productos a sus clientes, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es seguir mejorando en su negocio, la Sra. Paulina va a utilizar los beneficios para seguir comprando productos y así mejorando sus ingresos, su deseo para su negocio es tener un almacén y así brindar un mejor servicio a su clientela. La Sra. Paulina es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por la oportunidad brindada con la otorgación del crédito.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Paulina to purchase snacks, sweets and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 24, 2012
Nov 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013