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Mario Jose
Mario makes a living transporting construction materials. He has his own vehicle, a twelve-wheeler dump truck, and makes two to three trips each day. He has made a living this way for two years. Mario has already worked with the Emprender organization. He lives in his parents’ house along with his three school-age children and his wife, who takes care of the children and her in-laws. Mario will use the money from the loan to purchase construction materials such as cement, corrugated metal, nails, etc. These materials are for renovating two rooms in his parents’ home, and will allow him to provide more space for his children.
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El señor Mario se dedica al transporte de material de construcción. Con vehículo propio, es una volqueta de doce cubos, hace de dos a tres viajes por día, desde hace dos años se dedica a esta actividad, es un cliente que ya trabajo con la institución , el señor vive en casa familiar, en la casa de sus padres, tiene tres hijos que se encuentran en edad escolar y su esposa es la que se encarga del cuidado de sus hijos y de los suegros, que también viven con ellos, el dinero del crédito lo necesita para comprar material de construcción como ser cemento, calaminas, clavos, etc. Para la refacción de 2 ambientes en la casa de sus papas, para así poder brindar mayor comodidad a sus hijos.

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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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 210
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,401,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mario Jose purchasing construction materials for renovating his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 22, 2010
Sep 29, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2011