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Lucila Sotera
Lucila sells products like pickled fruit, soft drinks, cured meats, groceries, etc. in a store located in the southern part of the city of La Paz. She used to sell wholesale condiments but she got the opportunity to open a store that would produce more income. She is a very enterprising person.

She also sells stuffed potatoes, dessert and rice in a space set aside in her store. In March she inaugurated a Broaster Chicken place in the same neighborhood to improve her income. Since a very young age, Lucila has taken care of her family and with much effort managed to raise her younger siblings.

She is asking for a loan to buy a display unit to use in the store. Lucila is a very enterprising, hard working person. She’s been a client for over three years and has always been responsible and punctual with her payments. In the short run she plans to invest in new businesses to improve the standard of living of her siblings and of her family.
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La señora Lucila se dedica a la venta de productos como conservas, refrescos, embutidos abarrotes, etc. en un almacén ubicado en la zona sur de la ciudad de la paz, anteriormente se dedicaba a la venta de condimentos al por mayor, sin embargo tuvo la oportunidad de abrir un almacén que le diera mas ingresos, es una persona muy emprendedora, también vende rellenos de papa, postre y arroz en un ambiente de su almacén y en el mes de marzo inauguró una broastería en la misma zona para tener mejorar sus ingresos. Doña Lucila desde pequeña se encargó de su familia y con mucho esfuerzo logró sacar adelante a sus hermanos menores. La señora solicita el crédito en emprender para la compra de un exhibidor el mismo que lo utilizará en el almacén, doña Lucila es una persona emprendedora y trabajadora es cliente por más de tres años demostrando responsabilidad y puntualidad en sus pagos, a corto plazo piensa en invertir en nuevos negocios para mejorar el nivel de vida de sus hermanos y de su familia.

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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
  • 234
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,576,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lucila Sotera to buy a display unit.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
May 24, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012