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Lucia is a long-standing client of Emprender. She lives in her own home in Santa Fe district which is located in a corner of the southern part of the city. She has two dependent children in her care.

Lucia travels to Desaguadero to buy her products such as 'chuño' (a freeze-dried potato product), 'tunta' (white 'chuño'), yellow chili peppers, red chili peppers, condiments, etc. Her husband works as a construction worker in different areas in the south of the city.

Lucia is punctual and responsible in making her loan repayments. She has a kiosk at a mini bus stop where she works twice a week since there isn't a lot of transport on that line. However, she is requesting attention as a Kiva client. Part of the loan she is requesting will be invested as working capital, buying 'chuño', chili peppers, etc. and part will be used to buy building supplies since she is building a wall around her house.
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La Sra. Lucia es cliente antigua de emprender, ella vive en casa propia en la zona se santa fe, lugar ubicado en una rinconada de la zona sur, tiene dos hijos menores que se encuentran a su cuidado, ella viaja al desaguadero a comprar su productos como tunta, chuño, ají amarillo, rojo, condimentos, etc., su esposo trabaja de albañil por las distintas zonas de la zona sur, la señora es cumplida y responsable en sus pagos, al margen de sus ventas, ella tiene un kiosco en una parada de mini bus, que atiende dos veces por semana, ya que no tiene mucha afluencia de transportes de esa línea, por lo tanto se solicita la atención como cliente kiva. El crédito que ella solicita invertirá en su capital de trabajo en la compra de chuño, ajíes, etc. y parte en compra de material de construcción, ya que ella esta amurallando su vivienda.

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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
  • 165
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lucia to buy white 'chuño' (freeze-dried potato product), chili peppers, etc.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2010
Jan 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011