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Maria Elena
María Elena sells stoves and ovens in general. She began with a small amount of capital from Emprender, who gave her credit so that she could grow her business. María lives in her own house with her husband and daughters who help her sell the stoves and ovens. The purpose of this credit is to allow her to buy more stoves and ovens for the celebration of All Saints and Christmas. She points out that she has more sales at the time of these celebrations.
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La señora María Elena se dedica a la venta D. cocinas y hornos en general. Empezo con un capital pequeño el cual "EMPRENDER", le dio credito para que asi cresca mas su negocio, la señora vive en casa propia con su esposo y sus hijas, que tambien le ayudan en la venta D. cocinas y hornos; el destino del credito es para poder comprar mas cocinas y hornos para las fiestas D. todos santos, y navidad el cual la señora indica que hay en esa fiestas mas ventas.

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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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Maria Elena working capital for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2009
Oct 30, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2010