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Francisco Pedro
Francisco has been in the tailoring business for fifteen years. He lives in Las Delicias zone in Villa Fatima. He is married and has five school aged children.

He works full time as a tailor. His wife contributes to the support of the family by selling sweets and soft drinks on the Avenida Las Americas in Villa Fatima at the bus stop in the Caranavi area. She has her own stand there, and she sells every day. Francisco has his own house, which he and his wife built little by little.

He primarily makes complete new suits. He asks his customers for the fabric, which they get according to their likes and preferences. Then, Franciso takes out his fashion magazine and has the customer look for the style they want. Once selected, he takes the customers measurements. He later starts with the tracing and sewing of the suit. Besides this type of work, he also fixes worn or torn suits. He does all types of mending. He does this in his shop – the tailor shop.
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El señor Francisco tiene la actividad de sastre desde hace 15 años vive en la zona de las delicias en Villa Fatima, esta casado tiene 5 hijos de diferentes edades todos en edad de estudiantes el cliente se dedica tiempo completo a su actividad; su esposa le colabora aportando a la familia con la venta de dulces y refrescos en la Avenida Las Americas de Villa Fatima donde parten los buses a la localidad de Caranavi, ahí tiene su puesto propio y vende todos los días; el señor Francisco tiene su casa propia la cual fue construyendo poco a poco con su trabajo y el de su esposa, las actividades principales del señor son la confección de trajes completos nuevos, el señor pide la tela a sus clientes los que la adquieren de acuerdo a sus gustos y preferencia posteriormente el señor Francisco saca su revista de moda y hace que el cliente se escoja el modelo una vez escogido, toma las medidas de su cliente, posteriormente comienza con el trazado y confección del traje, además de este tipo de trabajos, realiza el arreglo de trajes desgastados o descocidos o que necesitan algún tipo de reparación esta actividad la realiza en su taller - sastrería.

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About Emprender

Emprender has been working in Bolivia since 1999. It is dedicated to becoming a key tool in the development of its clients and the improvement of their quality of life. Operating in three of Bolivia’s major cities – La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz – Emprender offers both urban and rural clients the opportunity to obtain financial products tailored to fit their needs and businesses. These products include housing loans, salary loans, “opportunity” (short-term) loans, and higher education loans. To better the quality of life for its clients and non-clients through non-financial services, Emprender offers free medical consultations and health classes given by trained doctors.

About Bolivia

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 92
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,715,675
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Francisco Pedro to refund the "anticredico" (a system by which the tenant pays a fixed sum considered a loan to the property owner which they receive back in full when the rental period is over) on the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2009
Jun 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2010