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Luz Jimena
Luz is 36 years old and makes a living selling products of primary necessity in her neighborhood store which is located in the Villa Victoria zone. This loan is her first one with the institution, and she will use it to buy merchandise to stock her business such as groceries, sweets and soft drinks.

Her reason for requesting this loan is the strong demand which she has, and for which to increase her sales, she needs to restock her merchandise. Luz faces challenges in her business including competition, since several stores already exist in the area. She will use the benefits of the purchase of more merchandise to restock her store and to continue growing more every day.

Her desire for her business is to continue selling and to have a bigger and more well-stocked store, and thus be able to grow her business.
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La Sra. Luz tiene 36 años, ella se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad en su tienda de barrio que se encuentran en la zona de Villa Victoria este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, va a usar este préstamo para la compra de mercadería para surtir su negocio como abarrotes, dulces y refrescos, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es la mucha demanda que tiene y es ahí donde incrementa sus ventas, y necesita surtir su mercadería la Sra. Luz enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia ya que existen varias tiendas en la zona, va a utilizar los beneficios en la compra de mas mercadería para surtir su tienda y seguir creciendo más cada día, su deseo para su negocio es de seguir vendiendo y tener una tienda más grande y surtida, así poder hacer crecer su negocio.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 117
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,694,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Luz Jimena to buy merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 9, 2013
Mar 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014