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Catalina was previously granted a preferential rate which made it possible for her to invest and repay on time. She has woven and knit vicuña wool blankets for more than 20 years. She usually buys the wool in the R. fair that takes place in El Alto yearly. She needs funding ahead of time for this reason. She sells the blankets in the southern zone.

She lives with her two youngest children because her husband travels constantly and it is she who supports them; she also must care for a sick child.

Desite these expenses, she makes her monthly payments on time because she earns enough in her monthly sales to do so.

She will use the funds to buy wool for her blankets at wholesale.

She is very grateful to Emprender and Kiva for the trust placed in her by granting the loan.
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LA Sra. Catalina anteriormente fue favorecida con la tasa preferencial, por lo que ella pudo invertir y pagar sus cuotas sin retraso, ella se dedica al hilado y tejido de mantas de lana de vicuña dese hace más de veinte años, ella compra generalmente la lana en la feria de R. que se realiza en la zona de El Alto cada año, razón por la cual ella solicita el crédito con anticipación, las mantas reparte po la zona sur, ella vive con dos hijos menores, ya que el esposo viaja constantemente siendo ella la que mantiene a ellos, y tiene tambien que cuidar de un hijo enfermo, además de estos gastos ella paga puntualmente sus pagos mensuales, ya que recupera de sus ventas mensualmente. Con el dinero del credito comprara lana por mayor para la realizacion de sus mantas.

Esta muy agradecida con Emprender y Kiva por la confianza brindada por la otorgacion del credito.

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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
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Catalina to buy wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2010
Mar 3, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011