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Lourdes has three children that are currently in school and she is divorced. She says that the separation was difficult for her but that she was able to move forward for the good of her children. She alone provides for her children and pays for all the household expenses. She makes a living selling clothing every day but also is a teacher half of the day. She will use the loan to buy merchandise for the change in the season. Lourdes works a great deal for the good of her children and her hope is to be able to see them become professionals and good people. She is thankful for the institution and for the support they have given.
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La Sra. Lourdes tiene 3 hijos que se encuentran estudiando es divorciada, cuenta la señora que la separación fue difícil para ella pero pudo salir adelante por el bienestar de su hijos, ella sola mantiene a su hijos y corre con todos los gastos de hogar, ella se dedica a la venta de ropa pero también es maestra medio día, y la venta de ropa la realiza todos los días, el préstamo lo invertirá para la compra de mercadería por cambio de temporada, la Sra. Lourdes trabaja mucho por el bienestar de sus hijos su deseo es el poder verlos profesionales y personas de bien, 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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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 131
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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 $1,000 helped Lourdes to buy seasonal clothing in bulk.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2011
Oct 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012