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José is not married. He lives by himself in the neighborhood Luis Soruco Barba village, in the First of May area. He has worked for 10 years as a taxi driver. José owns his own house that he worked very hard to build himself. For this reason, the construction is uneven in some rooms of the house. The vehicle he works out of is old and needs some maintenance and repairs done. That is why he is requesting this loan.

José will use this loan to replace the engine of his vehicle and do some other reparations so that, in this way, he will be able to work in peace, without any mechanical breakdowns. He will be able to work more smoothly, improving his quality of life and increasing his earnings. This will give José financial stability and a better life. His truck is his work partner, and the repairs he does will help him to get ahead.
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El señor José es soltero vive solo en el barrio Luis Soruco Barba zona de la villa 1ero mayo él es una persona sola y tiene un vehículo con el cual trabaja desde hace 10 años como taxista, en la casa que vive es propia y que se ha podido hacer con mucho esfuerzo y con sus propias manos por este caso la construcción es desigual en algunos cuartos, el vehículo con el que trabaja es antiguo y necesita mantenimientos y reparaciones es por este motivo que el necesita el crédito para poder cambiar el motor y así hacerle algunos arreglos más y así poder trabajar tranquilo sin desperfectos mecánicos, y así poder trabajar sin sobresaltos, mejorando su calidad de vida, mejorando sus ingresos y así podrá tener una estabilidad económica para poder vivir mejor, el trabajo que realiza le ayudará a salir adelante en esta vida solitaria que tiene y la única forma es ayudando a su compañero de trabajo que es su herramienta de trabajo (su vehículo).

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 119
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped José to buy a new engine for his vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 22, 2012
Jan 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014