Marco lives in his mother's home in the Chasquipampa zone with his two children and his wife. They have a clothing store in their home (that sells) traditional skirts for the Cholitas ***, shirts, and other clothes for children and youth. They have good sales on the weekends since there is a market on Saturdays that the people from neighboring communities (Palca, Unni, and others) come to. They need to increase their merchandise because of customer demand. They need to purchase more clothing items that will appeal to everyone, and they also need to purchase winter clothes since the cold season is coming. Marco is a very hardworking person who is always thinking of his family's well-being. He is grateful to this organization for the support it provides.
***Cholitas are the indigenous rural women of Bolivia. They distinguish themselves by wearing bowler hats and colourful skirts and shawls and form the backbone of the social movement that in 2006 brought Evo Morales to power in their country.
El sr. Marco vive en la casa de su madre en la zona de Chasquipampa, con sus dos hijos y su esposa, ellos tienen una tienda de ropa variada (para cholitas como ser enaguas, blusas y ropa para niños, juveniles en el mismo domicilio tienen buena venta los fines de semana ya que hay feria los días sábados donde vienen personas desde comunidades aledañas como ser palca, unni y zonas aledañas, ellos necesitan para incrementar mas la mercadería ya que por la demanda de sus clientes necesitan comprar mas ropa variada para todo gusto como indican ellos, también comprar ropa de invierno ya que se acerca esta epoca de frio, el sr. Marco es una persona muy trabajadora pensando en el bienestar de su familia agradecido con la institución por el apoyo brindado.
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.