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Sonia is 34 years old, married and has one young son. She has been selling food for 2 years. She offers a complete lunch in the afternoon and in the evenings she sells (fried chicken) accompanied by sodas and some beers on the weekends.

Sonia lives in a home with her mother-in-law and has a good relationship with her in-laws. Sonia saw the need to request a loan from our institution because of the speedy growth of her business and because her customers have asked her to buy a jukebox. With the money from this loan she will purchase a jukebox.

Sonia is a long-standing client with our institution with a good repayment history. She is a young, hard-working woman and her goal is to expand her business. She is grateful to the institution for the support they have given her.
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La Sra. Sonia tiene 34 años, casada y con un hijo pequeño, tiene ya 2 años dedicándose a la venta de comida, realiza el almuerzo completo al medio día y por las noches vende pacumuto(pollo frito)acompañado con sodas y un tanto de cerveza los fines de semana. La Sra. Sonia vive en casa de sus suegra con buena comunicación con sus cuñadas. Dña. Sonia se vio en la necesidad de solicitar crédito de nuestra institución debido al crecimiento apresurado de su negocio ya que incluso los clientes le piden que incorpore una rokola y con el dinero del crédito comprara una rokola. Ella es cliente antigua de la institución con buen comportamiento de pago, ella es una persona joven trabajadora, su deseo es ampliar su negocio, esta 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 241
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,598,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sonia to increase her working capital and to buy a jukebox.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 14, 2011
Apr 28, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012