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Marcela is 37 years old and has three school-aged children. She knits alpaca sweaters and blankets for women and has a workshop in her home, located in the Puerto Camacho zone. This will be her first loan through the institution and Marcela will use it to buy alpaca yarn in quantity so she can knit her sweaters and blankets. She makes many sales now that it has gotten cold. She also delivers her products to the different markets in El Alto. She is asking for this loan so she can increase her working capital. Marcela has challenges in her business, such as assorting her merchandise and she will use the benefits to continue buying her sweater knitting supplies in bulk.
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La Sra. Marcela tiene 37 años, tiene tres hijos que se encuentran en edad escolar, ella se dedica a tejido de chompas y mantas de Alpaca para la mujeres de pollera, tiene su taller y domicilio en la zona de Puerto Camacho, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Marcela va a usar este préstamo para la compra de lana de alpaca por mayor para el tejido de sus chompas y mantas ya que por esta fechas tiene mucha venta ya que hace mucho frio, también entrega pedidos a los distintos mercados de la ciudad de El Alto, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es incremento de capital de trabajo, la Sra. Marcela enfrenta retos en su negocio que son surtir su mercadería y va a utilizar los beneficios e seguir comprando por mayor sus materiales para el tejido de sus chompas.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 153
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,650,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Marcela to buy yarn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 25, 2013
Jun 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014