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Lidia
Mrs. Lidia is a new customer who previously worked with “Primavera de Mercurio” (Spring of Mercury) Community Bank. She has shown herself to be very responsible. She is determined to build a larger workshop. She is very enterprising. Her workshop and home have a familiar character. Along with her husband Osvaldo, who is an interprovincial salaried driver, she sells her product in the mining areas. She sells her blankets to salespeople at the markets in the highlands. She sells her blankets in the morning and constructs them in the afternoon. She makes handmade, crochet blankets out of alpaca wool. (The alpaca is delicate footed herd animal with a slim body covered with fiber that she gathers for fleece. They have padded feet that allow them to tread lightly on the grass. The animals don’t damage the ecology of the region or cause erosion. Alpaca wool is high quality. For many hundreds of years other countries have tried to acquire alpacas. Foreign countries have not been able to maintain alpaca herds. Alpacas don’t reproduce unless they live on open land. Perú and Bolivia have signed international treaties in order to assure their monopoly over the alpaca, as they are their national legacy.) She sells her blankets to the wholesale and retail markets, depending on the requests that she has. With this loan she will buy wholesale alpaca wool and use it to make her blankets. Her major goal is to grow her business and have her own house. She is very thankful to Emprender and Kiva for the confidence they have given her by granting her this loan.
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La Sra. Lidia Es una cliente nueva ha trabajado antes en el banco de emprendimiento, Primavera de Mercurio, ha mostrando responsabilidad, ella tiene la determinación de llegar a constituir un taller mas grande, es emprendedora, su taller y domicilio es de carácter familiar. Junto a su pareja Osvaldo quien es chofer asalariado interprovincial, la Sra. Realiza sus ventas en el barrio minero. La venta de sus mantas la realiza a vendedores en las ferias de la ciudad de el alto, quedándose hasta parte de la mañana para poder distribuir sus mantas y por la tarde se dedica a la producción de sus mantas. La Sra. Produce las mantas a crochet mantas tejidas a mano con lana de alpaca ( La alpaca es un animal de fina estampa, armoniosa en su caminar, de cuerpo esbelto cubierto de fibra que en su conjunto se denomina vellón. Presenta almohadillas plantares, característica que le otorga la condición de animal ecológico al no dañar el pasto, ni provocar erosión. La lana de alpaca es una fibra tan cálida y única que por cientos de años muchos países han tratado de conseguirla. Sin embargo, ellos no podrían tener rebaños de alpacas en el extranjero. Las alpacas nunca se reproducen a menos que vivan en tierras vírgenes. Perú y Bolivia han firmado tratados internacionales para asegurar su monopolio sobre la alpaca ya que es nuestro legado nacional), realiza sus productos por mayor o menor según los pedidos que tenga, con el dinero del credito comprara lana de alpaca al por mayor y asi poder realizar sus mantas, su mayor anhelo de lidia es ampliar su negocio y tener sus propia casa.
Esta muy agradecida con Emprender y Kiva por la confianza brindada en la otorgación del crédito.

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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
  • 197
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,040,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Lidia she will buy alpaca wool to use for crocheting her blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 22, 2010
Listed
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Mar 25, 2011