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Santa Maria Group
In this Group: Juana, Elva, Edil Noel, Roberto, Kleidy, Margarita, Diana Lorena, Elizabet, Maria Andrea
Ms. Juana, 53, is married and has a 17-year-old son. She devotes herself to selling prepared foods including "patasca" which is a traditional soup from the Andean highlands. The name comes from the quechuan word "phatasqa" which means split or burst, because the food is ready once the kernels of corn that are being boiled open up. It is a powerful soup of great nutritional value on account of the concentrate made from beef innards, ram's heads, potatoes, beans, corn and various spices. This food is begun the day before it is consumed because of its complicated preparation (often done as a group) and in some parts of the mountains it is often called "sopa de mote," "sopa de mondongo" or "mondongo." She has her sales post which is located in the town of Guardia. She began working with her mom when she was quite little.

This loan is her third with the institution. Ms. Juana will use this loan to purchase ingredients such as corn and potatoes for making patasaca. Her reason for seeking this loan is to continue improving in her work. Ms. Juana is a very hardworking person and is happy about the opportunity of having the loan because this business is her only means of supporting herself.
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La Sra. Juana tiene 53 años casada con un hijo de 17 años, ella se dedica a la venta de comida ella vende patasca que es una sopa tradicional de las zonas alto andinas. Proviene del quechua phatasqa, que significa reventado o partido, porque la elaboración está lista cuando en el hervor el maíz se abre. Es una poderosa sopa de alto nivel nutritivo, por el concentrado de las vísceras de res, la cabeza del carnero, las papas, habas, maíz y demás especias. Esta comida se inicia desde el día anterior al consumo por el trajín de la preparación (muchas veces de manera grupal), y en algunos lugares de la sierra se le suele llamar también sopa de mote, sopa de mondongo o mondongo ella tiene su puesto de venta que se encuentra en la localidad de la Guardia, empezó a trabajar con su mama desde muy pequeña, este préstamo es su tercera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Juana va a utilizar este préstamo para la compra de insumos como maíz y papa para la elaboración de la patasca, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es seguir mejorando en trabajo, la Sra. Juana es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por la oportunidad brindada en la otorgación del crédito ya que esta es su única actividad que le permite mantenerse.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A portion of Santa Maria Group's $4,925 loan helped a member to purchase supplies such as corn and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2012
Nov 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013