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Mariana lives in a zone called Villa Salome located 25 minutes outside the city center. She lives with her two children; one is already financially independent and the younger child is in secondary school. Mariana sells a variety of fast food such as silpancho (thinly sliced, breaded meat) and barbecued meat from a stand at her house. The stand is open in the evenings and has a number of different customers.

She has been a client of Emprender since 2005 and over the years she has proven to be a very responsible client who is punctual with her repayments. Marinana is requesting a loan to buy a personal laptop computer for her eldest child's studies. Her greatest wish is to see her children achieve professional careers.
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La Señora Mariana vive en la zona de villa salome que esta ubicada a veinticinco minutos del centro de la ciudad, Ella vive junto a sus dos hijos, uno que ya es independiente y una menor que se encuentra estudiando en nivel secundario. La Sra. Mariana vende comida variedad de platillos como ser silpancho y asado en un puesto que tiene en su casa, abre su tienda solo por las noches y tienen varios clientes. Ella trabaja con créditos en emprender desde el año 2005 y en todos estos años a demostrado ser una cliente muy responsable y puntual con sus cuotas. En esta oportunidad solicita el préstamo para la compra de una computadora personal laptop que será utilizada en los estudios de su hijo mayor. El mayor anhelo y deseo de doña Mariana es poder algún día ver a sus hijos profesionales.

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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
  • 188
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,960,550
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Mariana to buy a laptop computer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 15, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012