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Elba Victoria
Elba sells comforters, pillows and hats in the 16 de Julio market in the city of El Alto. To do this, she gets up very early on market days which are Thursdays and Sundays. Occasionally, she also travels to Caranavi (Sud Yungas) to sell the same type of merchandise. She lives with her husband, Hermogenes Botello, and they both work a lot to be able to support their two daughters who are both in college. They are requesting this loan to purchase a vehicle, which they will use to provide taxi service.
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La señora Elba se dedica a la comercializacion de edredones, almohadas y gorras en la feria 16 de Julio ubicada en la Ciudad de El Alto, actividad que realiza desde muy tempranas horas de la mañana los dias de feria los cuales son jueves y domingos, aparte doña Elba en algunas ocaciones viaja a Caranavi (Sud Yungas) a vender este mismo tipo de mercaderia. Ella vive con Hermogenes Botello su esposo, ambos trabajan bastante para poder sacar adelante a sus dos hijas ya que ambas estan estudiando en la universidad. Requieren el credito para adquirir una movilidad, la cual la pondran a trabajar como taxi.

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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

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 163
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Elba Victoria purchase of a vehicle, to be used for public service.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 23, 2009
Jun 17, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009