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Genoveva and her husband Roberto live in Kupini which is located 30 minutes from La Paz city center. They have a workshop where they make traditional women's footwear. They have been in this business for more than 20 years. Genoveva's children are already grown up and live independently so she now uses the income from her business to build her home.

The ladies in this city who wear traditional, regional skirts wear this kind of footwear which is maD. mainly from plastic and patent leather with a rubber sole. Roberto makes the shoes and Genoveva sells them in different parts of the city. They even have customers in the city of El Alto. The couple have been working with Emprender for several years and during this time they have shown themselves to be very responsible clients who are punctual in making their loan repayments. They will use their loan money to buy materials for making their shoes such as plastic and adhesive (clefa). Genoveva is very grateful to the institution for the support they have offered her.
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La Señora Genoveva y su esposo el Sr. Roberto viven en la zona D. kupini que esta ubicada a 30 minutos del centro D. la ciudad D. la paz. Ellos tienen un taller D. confección D. calzados D. cholitas y trabajan D. esta forma desD. hace más D. 20 años. Sus hijos ya son mayores y son independientes, así que ahora destinan los ingresos D. su actividad en la construcción D. su casa. Las señoras D. pollera esta ciudad utilizan este tipo D. calzado el cual está compuesto principalmente por plástico y charol con suela y una planta D. goma. El Sr. Roberto realiza los calzados y doña Genoveva los venD. en distintos lugares D. la ciudad e inclusive tienen clientes en la cuidad D. el alto, Ellos trabajan con emprender desD. varios años atrás y durante todo este tiempo demostraron ser clientes muy responsables y puntuales con sus cuotas D. pago D. sus cuotas, con el dinero del crédito compraran materiales para la confección D. sus calzados como plástico y pegamento que es la clefa, está 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
  • 185
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,987,625
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Genoveva to buy plastic, PVC and 'clefa' (an adhesive).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2011
Mar 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011