Juana is a long-standing client of our institution who sells vegetables wholesale. She transports seasonal vegetables from Río Abajo where she has plots of farmland. Every sowing season she orders supplies such as seeds, fertilizers, fungicides etc. When we visited her, we found Juana selling 'achojchas' (a native vegetable, similar to a cucumber), spinach, carrots, eggplants, cabbages and pumpkins from her stall in the rural market in San Pedro.
Juana will use her loan money to buy seeds and fertilizers. Her husband is a gardener and her children live independently. She has a 12-year-old granddaughter in her care. Juana is a responsible and hard-working person who is grateful to the institution for the support they have offered her.
La Sra. Juana es cliente antigua, ella se dedica a la venta D. verduras al por mayor, las verduras D. temporada que traen desD. la zona D. rio abajo, ella tiene por allá parcelas D. sembradíos, por lo que cada época D. siembra manda insumos como semillas abonos fungicidas, etc., en el momento D. la visita ella se encontraba con la venta D. achojchas, espinacas, carotes, berenjenas, repollos, zapallo en su puesto del mercado campesino en la zona D. San Pedro. Con el dinero del credito comprara semillas y abono, la Sra. Juana tiene el esposo que se dedica a la jardinería, ella tiene hijos ya independientes, y bajo su cuidado esta su nieta D. 12 años, es una persona responsable y trabajadora agradecida 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.