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Mariana is a 23 years old woman, she is single, has no kids and she sells potatoes and chuño (dried potatoes). She is enterprising, determined, cheerful, tenacious, responsible, and hard-working. She works in a community called Batallas, which is located north of de district of La Paz, approximately 58 km. from the city of El Alto. You can get there through the La Paz paved road - Copacabana. Mariana's complexion is dark, she has long black braided hair, average height, and she dresses in the traditional way. Her native tongue is Aymara, she combines it with Spanish to do business.

She sells potatoes and chuños around the different community fairs, one a day, Tuesday-Sunday; Tuesday: Palcoco, Wednesday: Tuquia, Thursday: Kerani, Friday: Chachacomani, Saturday: Batallas, Sunday: Peñas.

Her dream is to get a better income, so she can improve her life. Due to the competition, she needs to buy potatoes and chuño wholesale to obtain better profits. That´s why Mariana is requesting a loan, to buy potatoes and chuño to improve her quality of life.
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Mariana es una mujer de 23 años de edad, soltera sin hijos y su negocio es la venta de papa y chuño (papa deshidratada).
Ella es emprendedora, luchadora, alegre, constante, responsable y muy trabajadora. Su trabajo lo realiza en la comunidad de ‘Batallas’ que está localizado al noreste del departamento de La Paz, a una distancia aproximada de 58 Km. de la ciudad de El Alto a través de la carretera asfaltada La Paz - Copacabana.
Mariana es de tez morena, cabello largo trenzado negro, estatura mediana, viste de forma tradicional, su lengua materna es el aymara y lo combina con español para el comercio. Ella se dedica a la venta de papa y chuño(papa deshidratada), en las diferentes ferias que se realizan en diferentes comunidades a razón de 1 por día, de martes a domingo; Martes: Palcoco, Miércoles: Tuquia, Jueves: Kerani, Viernes: Chachacomani, Sábado: Batallas, Domingo: Peñas.
Su sueño es mejorar sus ingresos económicos para mejorar su calidad de vida. Debido a la competencia del lugar ella necesita realizar la compra de papa y chuño(papa deshidratada) por mayor para obtener mejores beneficios económicos.
Es por esos motivos que Mariana solicita un préstamo para la compra de papa y chuño(papa deshidratada) por mayor para mejorar su calidad de vida.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 122
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,670,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Mariana to buy wholesale potatoes and chuño (dried potatoes) to improve her quality of life.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 21, 2014
Aug 26, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015