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Teodora
Teodora is married and has children that are still young. She makes and sells regional handicrafts, which she sells on Sagarnaga Street, a picturesque street that is popular among tourists. They come in search of Bolivian souvenirs that are sold in abundance. Articles maD. from the yarn of llamas, alpacas and vicuñas are among the most coveted. There are also a great variety of items maD. from silver. The finer the work is, the more costly the pieces are. There are original pewter articles, from matchboxes to luxurious cutlery. Pewter, finely worked, has an elegant presence and, unlike silver, it does not tarnish over time. Woodcarving, previously the predominant handicraft in Sagarnaga, is no longer as prevalent. It takes time and effort to find such original work any more.

With the aim of attracting more potential customers, a number of tourist bureaus have opened in Sagarnaga offering a variety of specialty travel packages: from a basic tour such as “Tiwanaku Complex – Lake Titicaca”, to adventure excursions on the “Camino D. la Muerte”. Each year, there are less and less “traditional tourists”, while those seeking “risk and adventure” tours are growing.

The photographic mosaic from Sagarnaga Street shows tourists visiting Bolivia only a remote idea of the treasures hidden within its shops. Teodora carries out her business with the help of family members, who work with her to make blouses, purses, and other items, creating the only source of income for the family. The loan would be used to buy raw materials to make her handicrafts, in order to increase her production and generate more income.

She is very thankful to Emprender and Kiva for the confidence they show through the granting of a loan. If you want to learn more about Sagarnaga Street and see pictures of some of the handicrafts sold there, visit the following link: http://www.tiwy.com/pais/bolivia/la-paz/sagarnaga/esp.phtml
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La Sra. Teodora esta casada y tiene hijos ya jovenes, tiene como actividad econonica la venta y producion D. artesanias nacionales, que venD. en su puesto D. la calle sagarnaga (La pintoresca calle D. Sagarnaga es preferida D. los turistas. Vienen en busca D. souvenir típicos bolivianos que se venden en abundancia. Los artículos D. lana D. llamas, alpacas y vicuñas son especialmente cotizados. Hay una gran variedad D. artículos D. plata. Mientras más fino el trabajo, tanto más alto el precio. Hay originales artículos D. estaño que van desD. fosforeras hasta lujosos cubiertos D. mesa. El estaño, hábilmente trabajado, tiene una muy buena presencia y, a diferencia D. la plata, no se oscurece con el paso del tiempo.

La talla en madera, que antes predominara en Sagarnaga, ya no se ve tanto en cantidad ni en calidad. Cuesta tiempo y trabajo localizar algo original.

Con el fin D. acercarse más a los potenciales clientes, en Sagarnaga se ha abierto una gran cantidad D. buroes turísticos con variada especialización: desD. el paquete mínimo “Complejo Tiwanaku - lago Titicaca” hasta paseos D. aventura por el “Camino D. la Muerte”. D. año en año hay cada vez menos “turistas tradicionales”, mientras que los sedientos D. “propuestas mortales” son cada vez más. ¿No será esto un testimonio indirecto D. la atracción D. la civilización humana hacia la autodestrucción?

El mosaico fotográfico desD. la calle Sagarnaga brinda sólo una idea remota D. los tesoros que se ocultan en sus mostradores. a los turistas y visitantes D. otros paises que llegan a Bolivia,

Esta actividad la desarrolla con su familia ya que ellos trabajan junto con ella en la fabricacion D. bolsones carteras y otros, convirtiendose D. esta manera en la unica fuente D. ingreso para ella y su familia, el destino del credito sera para la compra D. materiales para elaborar sus artesanias y a asi lograr un mayor ingreso y crecimiento.

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

Si quieres saber mas sobre la calle Sagarnaga y ver las fotos D. las artesanias que ofrecen visita pa pagina http://www.tiwy.com/pais/bolivia/la-paz/sagarnaga/esp.phtml













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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
  • 93
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,867,525
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Teodora credit to buy raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 13, 2010
Listed
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 17, 2014