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Don Joaquín is 58 years old and was born in Vaca Diez Province in the Department of Beni. He has been married to Doña Mary for 25 years and they have five children, one of whom is still a dependent.

Fifteen years ago, Sr. Joaquín arrived by boat in Puerto Villarroel, a tourist area in the Department of Cochabamba. There he owns a small plot of land where he comes home to after several days of fishing. He has been fishing for 15 years and owns a small boat that he uses for his work. Joaquín also gives tours to the general population. With the income he earns, he is able to maintain his family.

At the moment, his boat is in need of maintenance since it has a hole where water can pass through, which prevents him from working efficiently. For this reason, he is requesting a loan so that his fishing boat can be maintained, thus enabling him to do good work.

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Don Joaquín tiene 58 años, nació en la provincia Vaca Diez del departamento del Beni, es casado con doña Mary hace 25 años, fruto de ese matrimonio tiene cinco hijos, de los cuales uno todavía depende de él. El señor Joaquin hace 15 años llego por vía fluvial a Puerto Villarroel, una zona turística del departamento de Cochabamba, donde el Señor Joaquin tiene su pequeño terreno donde llega después de estar varios días haciendo pesca. Hace 15 años que se dedica a pescar, cuenta con un pequeño barco que es su herramienta de trabajo, también realiza paseo de turismo a la población en general, con estos ingresos que percibe mantiene a su familia, actualmente su embarcación necesita que se haga mantenimiento, porque cuenta con un agujero por donde entra agua que no le permite trabajar de forma eficiente, es por eso que solicita un crédito para realizar mantenimiento a su embarcación para pesca y poder de esta manera trabajar bien.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Joaquin to pay for the maintenance of his fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Apr 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013