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Amalia Emiliana
Amalia is a new client recommended by her parents who are also our clients. She lives in her parents' home in the Arenal zone and sells shawls woven from vicuna wool, plus the overskirts worn by some women. The vicuna shawls cost between 3,000 and 3,500 Bolivian pesos. Amalia sells them in towns surrounding the city, like Palca, Unni, and Rio Abajo, as well as in the southern zone.

Amalia delivers the shawls on credit and collects payments weekly, travelling to the towns where she offers credit. She also works as a domestic Mondays through Fridays, then on weekends conducts her business jointly with one of her sisters.

Amalia is still single and has no children. She will invest her loan in purchasing merchandise (shawls of vicuna wool, overskirts, and petticoats) because there is a strong demand, since this is the month of festivals in the community of Unni.
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La Sra. Amalia es cliente nueva viene recomendada por sus padres ya que son nuestros, ella vive en la casa de sus padres en la zona arenal y se dedica a la venta de mantas tejida de lana de vicuña, polleras, vestimenta para las señoras de polleras, las mantas de vicuñas cuestan de entre 3000, a 3500, bolivianos lleva a pueblos aledaños de la ciudad como ser Palca, Unni, Rio Abajo, también en la zona sur la Sra. Amalia entrega a crédito las mantas y recoge las cuotas semanalmente viajando a los pueblos donde le dejo a crédito y también trabaja de empleada domestica de lunes a viernes y los fines de semana viaja, ella se dedica a este negocio junto con una de sus hermanas. Amalia aun es soltera sin hijos el crédito lo invertirá en la compra de mercadería (mantas de lana de vicuña, polleras y enaguas) por que tiene una fuerte demanda en pedidos por ser mes festiva en la comunidad de Unni.

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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
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Amalia Emiliana to buy merchandise (shawls made of vicuna wool, overskirts, and petticoats) to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2011
Oct 11, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012