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Elvira
Elvira is a long time client of the institution and has been working with us since 2003 and is a hard working woman with a good attitude. She sells “polleras” (a pollera is a big Spanish skirt) and shawls. (Wearing shawls is very common in La Paz.) She sells her wares in all of the fairs around the city of El Alto. Her work requires much sacrifice, because she needs to walk every day to deliver her merchandise around the city. She has a son and her husband is a driver for the Pedro Domingo Murillo Company, a bus company. He rises very early and works very late in order to earn enough to support his family.

Elvira is very grateful to Emprender and Kiva for the trust they have placed in her by granting this loan.
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LA SEÑORA ELVIRA ES UNA CLIENTE ANTIGUA DE LA INSTITUCION ESTA EN LA INSITUCION DESDE EL AÑO 2003, ES UN CLIENTE CON BUENA ACTITUD ES RESPONSABLE Y MUY TRABAJADORA, ELLA SE DEDICA A LA VENTA DE POLLERAS Y MANTAS DE SEÑORA DE POLLERA (LA VESTIMENTA DE LA SEÑORA DE POLLERA EN LA CIUDAD DE LA PAZ ES MUY PARTICULAR, ELLAS LLEVAN UNA FALDA GRUESA Y ADENTRO UNA POLLERA DELGADA QUE LA DENOMINAN ENAGUA, EN LA PARTE SUPERIOR LLEVAN LA MANTA CONFECCIONADA CON TELA DE SEDA) , ELLA LO DISTRIBUYE EN TODAS LAS FERIAS DE LA CIUDAD DE EL ALTO, SU TRABAJO ES SACRIFICADO POR QUE TODOS LOS DIA TIENE QUE AMBULAR Y REPARTIR SU MERCADERIA EN TODA LA CIUDAD DE EL ALTO, ELLA TIENE UN HIJO, SU EPOSO ES CHOFER PROPIETARIO DEL SINDICATO PEDRO DOMINGO MURILLO ESTE SINDICATO ES DE MICROBUSES Y EL SE LEVANTA DESDE MUY TEMPRANO Y TRABAJA HASTA MUY TARDE PARA GANAR Y SUSTENTAR A SU FAMILIA, EL CREDITO SERA INVERTIDO EN LA COMPRA DE MERCADERIA, ESTA MUY AGRADECIDA CON EMPRENDER Y KIVA POR LA CONFIANZA BRINDADA EN 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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 74
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,619,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Elvira inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 12, 2010
Listed
May 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
Dec 15, 2010