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Maribel engages in sewing seat covers and curtains for minibuses and long-distance buses used in passengers’ transportation. In this way she helps her husband Fernando, a public transportation driver; she also creates different kinds of clothes according to the requests she receives. This is a young family: they recently had a daughter and are expecting a baby. The loan requested will be used to buy an industrial sewing machine to improve the quality of Maribel’s work and consequently increase the income for her and her family. This is a very hard-working couple, and one of their dreams is to own a factory that will produce seat covers for every kind of vehicle. They are deeply thankful to the institution for the support provided.
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La Sra. Maribel tiene como actividad la costura de fundas para asiento y cortinas para minibuses y flotas que realizan el transporte de pasajeros, ayudando de esta manera a su esposo el Sr. Fernando quien trabaja como conductor asalariado de servicio publico, también realiza distintos tipos de confección de prendas según a sus pedidos, es una familia joven que recién tiene una hija y esperan otro bebe, en esta oportunidad solicitan crédito para la compra de una maquina industrial con la cual mejora su calidad de trabajo generando mejores ingresos para ella y su familia son una pareja muy trabajadora uno de sus deseos es el de tener una fabrica que se dedique a la confección de fundas de asiento para todo tipo de movilidades, están muy agradecidos 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
  • 131
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,143,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maribel to buy an industrial sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2010
Nov 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012