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Antonia lives in her sister’s house where she has a small neighborhood grocery store. She started the business because her sister pushed her to get involved in something because she had no income. Seeing this, her sister made a loan to her so that she could start and gradually she bought more and more items for her store.

She requested the loan to buy rice, sugar, pasta, beverages, candy, cookies and other items to stock her store because around where she lives there is a lot of demand.

She is happy because we gave her this opportunity to have a loan especially with Kiva.
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La Señora Antonia vive en la casa de su hermana donde tiene su tiendita de barrio ella comenzó con este negocio porque su hermana la empujo a que realice alguna actividad ya que la señora no tenia ingresos ya viendo eso su hermana le presto para que comenzara y poco a poco fue comprando cada día mas cositas para su tiendita la señora saco el crédito para poder comprar arroz, azúcar, fideo, refrescos, dulces, galletas y otros para surtir mas su tiendita ya que por donde vive tiene bastante demanda ahora ella esta feliz porque le dimos la oportunidad de darle el crédito y especialmente con kiva.

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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
  • 160
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Antonia to buy groceries, rice, sugar, beverages.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2010
Jul 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011