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Mary Shirley
Sra. Mary is a long-time member of Emprender who is participating in her second loan cycle. She is married and lives in the family home with her two young daughters. Sra. Mary has a pastry business in which she delivers cakes for all types of events including birthdays, baptisms, weddings, and other occasions. Her business has been in operation for more than five years.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy an industrial oven and other supplies for her growing business. She needs the capital to buy equipment and necessary supplies for making her cakes. Mary is a hardworking individual who is grateful to Emprender for the support it has provided.

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La señora Mary es socia antigua de nuestra institución ya que se encuentra en su segunda secuencia, ella es casada y tiene 2 hijas pequeñas, vive en casa familiar. La Señora tiene el negocio de repostería y que entrega a pedido tortas para todo acontecimiento (cumpleaños, bautizo, matrimonios, etc) ; su negocio tiene una antigüedad de mas de 5 años y el crédito que solicitó es para compra de un horno industrial y para proveerse se otros insumos ya que el negocio esta creciendo y necesita capital para comprar las herramientas e insumos que necesita para la elaboración de sus tortas, es una persona muy trabajadora 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
  • 157
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,301,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mary Shirley to purchase an industrial oven and baking supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2011
Jul 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012