Check out other loans that are currently fundraising!
Juan Santiago
Sr. Juan lives with his wife, Sra. María, in the District of Chinchaya which is located 40 minutes away from the central part of the city. This area is well-known for being a warm place that has several rivers where residents such as Sr. Juan can wash sand and stones. He was born in the town of Cala-Cala but he has lived in Chinchaya for some time. His sand business involves washing the sand and stones in the river. The sand is divided into two categories, fine and ordinary. Both types of sand, along with the stones, are used in construction. Sr. Juan only packages the sand and sells it in buckets in the neighboring areas.

He has worked with Emprender for several years and during this time he has always demonstrated that he is very responsible and thorough with his loan payments. On this occasion, Juan is requesting a loan so that he can pay half of the purchase price for a piece of land in the same area where he lives and works.

View original language description ↓
El señor Juan vive junto a su esposa, La Sra. María, en la zona de Chinchaya que esta ubicada a 40 minutos del centro de la ciudad. Esta zona es muy conocida por que es un lugar cálido y tiene varios ríos donde los pobladores como el Sr. Juan se dedica al lavado de arena y piedras. Él es nacido en la localidad de Cala-Cala pero vive en Chinchaya desde hace bastante tiempo, su actividad de arenero se basa en el lavado de arena y piedras en el rio, la arena la divide en dos clases, la arena fina y las arenas corrientes y ambas junto a la piedra son utilizadas en construcción. El Sr. Juan solamente saca la arena y la vende por cubos a los volqueteros de las zonas vecinas, trabaja con la institución desde hace varios años y durante todo ese tiempo siempre demostró ser una persona muy responsable y cumplida con los pagos de sus cuotas. Para esta ocasión solicita el préstamo del dinero para pagar la mitad de la compra de un terreno en la misma zona donde el vive y trabaja.

Additional Information

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
  • 226
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,576,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Juan Santiago to buy a piece of land.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 10, 2011
Oct 10, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2012