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Benjamin Miguel
Benjamin is single and has no children. He is a teacher in Ivirgarzama and has worked in this teaching unit for four years now. He lives near the highway to Puerto Villarroel where he has a small plot of land, and works together with his family. For three years now he has earned a living poultry farming. Every year he increases his production of broiler chickens. This year he has added a shed that is approximately 450 square metres with a capacity for 1500 chickens.

Benjamin is a responsible person who is dedicated to his work. He does the marketing personally in order to have a higher income, saying that "If I hire people, they do not work the same as oneself". He is not a member of any association because he has a small, rustic slaughterhouse to slaughter the chickens and he has a fixed buyer. As he mentioned earlier he has increased his production. Now he does not have the money for the next phase of production, for this reason he needs the money to buy animal feed for his chickens.
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Don Benjamín es soltero no tiene hijos, es profesor de Ivirgarzama hace 4 años que trabaja en esta unidad educativa, vive sobre la carretera a puerto Villarroel donde cuenta con una pequeña parcela y trabaja junto a su familia, hace 3 años que se dedica a la avicultura cada año incrementa su producción de pollos parrilleros este año ha incrementado un galpon de aproximadamente 450 m2. para una capacidad de 1500 pollos, don Benjamin es una persona responsable y dedicada a su trabajo, la comercialización la realiza de manera personal para tener mayores ingresos, "porque si contrato gente no trabaja igual que uno" indica; no es integrante de ninguna asociación, porque cuenta con un pequeño matadero rustico para el faeneo de los pollos y tiene un comprador fijo, como anteriormente indica que ha incrementado su producción ahora no cuenta con dinero para la próxima fase de producción, es por tal motivo que necesita dinero para la compra de alimento balanceado para sus pollos.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Benjamin Miguel to buy animal feed for his chickens.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 15, 2012
Dec 1, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013