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Lourdes sells glass; double paned, frosted and mirrored, in La Paz’s Villa del Carmen zone. This activity is the main source of income for her and her family. She has two children who go to school in the same area. Her husband’s a metal worker specializing in aluminum frames for glass doors. They have been working together for ten years. She is a very dynamic, enterprising person.

On this occasion she asked for a loan to increase capital buying an assortment of glass. She hopes to improve her family’s wellbeing this way.

Please note: she appears in the photo accompanied by her husband.
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La Sra. Lourdes tiene como actividad la venta D. Vidrios; dobles, espejos y catedrales, en la Zona Villa el Carmen la Ciudad D. La Paz, esta actividad que realiza es la fuente principal D. ingresos para ella y su familia, tiene dos hijos que están en Colegio D. la misma zona, el esposo es Cerrajero en marcos D. aluminio para puertas D. vidrio, el trabajo lo realizan juntos durante diez años trabajando D. esta manera, es una persona muy dinámica y emprendedora , en esta oportunidad solicita crédito para incremento D. capital comprando variedad D. vidrios D. esta manera busca lograr y mejorar sus ingresos para el bienestar D. su familia. Ojo en la foto se encuentra en compañía D. su esposo.

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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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lourdes to buy double paned, frosted and mirrored glass.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2011
Jul 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012