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Martha
Sra. Martha has a business selling candy, soft drinks, chocolates, and other items from a kiosk located next to the facilities of a public institution in the Department of La Paz. She operates her business from Monday through Friday. It is the main source of income for herself and her family, which consists of Martha and her two daughters. There is only the three of them because her husband died two years ago. The loss of her husband was a huge blow to Martha, but she has been able to move forward for the sake of her daughters’ welfare.


This loan will be used to buy construction materials for building a room in the house where she lives. It will be for her older daughter who is getting married soon. Sra. Martha is very dedicated to her daughters despite having to work constantly to proviD. for their welfare. She is extremely hardworking and shows her appreciation for the support Emprender has provided.

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La Sra. Martha tiene como actividad la venta D. dulces, refrescos, chocolates otros en su kiosco que esta ubicado dentro D. las instalaciones D. una institución publica del departamento D. La Paz, esta actividad la desarrolla D. lunes a viernes, constituyéndose en la principal fuente D. ingreso para ella y su familia que esta compuesta por ella y sus dos hijas, solamente son tres personas ya que su esposo falleció hace dos años, cuenta la Sra. Martha que la perdida D. su esposo fue un golpe para ella pero supo salir adelante por el bienestar D. sus hijas, el destino del crédito es para la compra D. material D. construcción para la construcción D. una habitación en la casa donD. vive ya que será para su hija mayor que próximamente contraerá matrimonio, la Sra. Martha es un dedicada a sus hijas a pesar D. su trabajo siempre vela por su bienestar, ella es muy trabajadora y se encuentra 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.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 108
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $29,146,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martha to buy construction materials for building a room for her daughter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 20, 2011
Listed
Oct 6, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Nov 15, 2012