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Señora Amalia works as a taxi-trufi (collective taxi van) driver. She needs a loan to buy a new engine and pay for the maintenance of her vehicle which she uses daily. The money she earns goes towards food for her two small children.

Being a female taxi-driver has never been a barrier for Amalia; on the contrary she is proud to be a woman in a job which is usually considered for men only. She had to get past all the put-downs and jokes of her male colleagues, but she is a strong woman and knew how to come out ahead.
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La Señora Amalia dedicada al transporte de taxi trufi ella requiere el crédito para la compra de un motor y realizar el mantenimiento de su vehículo con el que diariamente trabaja y el que le otorga ingresos diarios para alimentar a sus dos pequeños hijos, siendo ella mujer no se puso ninguna pared para realizar este trabajo, al contrario se siente orgullosa de ser mujer y realizar un trabajo considerado que es solo para hombres., tubo que pasar varia humillaciones y burlas muchas veces por sus mismos compañeros de trabajo, pero ella es fuerte y supo salir adelante.

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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
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Amalia to buy an engine and upgrade the interior of her taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 3, 2010
Aug 18, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011