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Doña Mirian is 44 years old, married, and the mother of two children. She is originally from the Department of Beni and completed primary school. Mirian is a very enterprising woman. She and her family moved to the town of Chimore 12 years ago. At first, Doña Mirian had to deal with many obstacles when she started her business in Chimore. In order to sell lubricants, she had to rent a shop and find a room where she and her husband could live. Her husband is a mechanic and began performing small jobs at first. Afterwards, her children accompanied them and they rented a house where they could set up their own repair shop. She and her husband have taught the trade to their children, so they now help with the family business.

Doña Mirian is requesting a loan so that she can acquire more spare parts and lubricants for her repair shop. This will help her business develop so that she can generate more income and achieve a better quality of life for herself and her family.

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Doña Mirian tiene 44 años, casada, madre de dos hijos, termino la primaria, oriunda del departamento de Beni, es una señora muy emprendedora. Hace 12 años que viene en la población de Chimore junto a su familia. Doña Mirian cuenta que ella al principio tuvo muchos obstáculos para montar su negocio en Chimore, para empezar se dedico a la venta de lubricantes alquilando una tienda y un cuarto donde vivían con su esposo que es mecánico, al principio el esposo realizaba trabajos pequeños. Después, con el tiempo ya con sus hijos alquilaron una casa donde montaron su propio taller, donde el trabajo se volvió familiar con la ayuda de sus hijos que también aprendieron el oficio de sus padres. Ahora doña Mirian solicita el préstamo para traer mas repuestos y lubricantes que solicitan en su taller, y desarrollar su actividad para tener mejores ingresos y mejorar la calidad de vida de ella y su familia.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Mirian to buy spare parts and lubricants.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 25, 2013
Apr 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 19, 2015