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Esperanza runs a restaurant and tea room. She has had it for two years. She is single and runs it with an employee and a family member. She is originally from the department of Beni. She decided to open her business as there are many residents from eastern Bolivia and she cooks typical dishes from the area, such as majadito (rice, dried meat, eggs and fried banana) or keperi (roast with garnish). She is renting at the moment. She wants to use the loan to improve the roof of the premises before the rainy season as it will be difficult to serve her customers in the current conditions. She is very young but very hadworking and wants her restaurant to be the best in town. She is very grateful to the organisation for the support received.
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La señora Esperanza tiene un restaurante y salón de te, desde hace dos años, es soltera, trabaja con una empleada y un familiar, es procedente del departamento del Beni, decidió abrir este negocio, hay bastantes residentes del lado oriente de Bolivia y ella preparada los platos típicos del oriente, como el majadito, Keperi , etc. esta en alquiler, esta sacando este crédito para mejorar el techado del local, puesto que las lluvias están llegando y será muy difícil atender a los clientes en estas condiciones, ella es muy joven pero muy trabajadora, desea que su restaurante sea el mejor de la ciudad, esta muy agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Esperanza finish building her restaurant.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011