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Marlene Gabriela
Marlene sells varied seafood such as octopus, clams, prawns, etc. These products are imported from Chile and Perú, since Bolivia has no sea coast. She sells to restaurants, seafood and ceviche establishments in La Paz and el Alto de Bolivia. Marlene does not have children, and is very hard-working and hopes in the future to buy her own house and have some savings for an eventual family. With this credit she plans to buy seafood to satisfy customer orders. She dreams of one day owning a restaurant to sell her seafood products for residents of La Paz and Bolivia to enjoy. Marlene is dedicated worker and is very grateful for the support given by microcredit.
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La señora Marlene se dedica a la venta de mariscos en general como por ejemplo, pulpo, almejas, langostinos, etc. Estos productos provienen del mar de los países de Chile y Perú, ya que Bolivia no cuenta con salida al mar. Las ventas las realiza a los restaurantes, marisquerías, cevicheras de ciudad de La Paz y el Alto de Bolivia, la señora Marlene no cuenta con hijos pero es muy trabajadora y piensa en el futuro compra su casa propia y así tener algún patrimonio que ofrecer a futuros hijos, con el dinero del credito comprara mariscos, para la entrega de pedidos, su sueño es el llegar a tener un restaurant que venda productos del mar y hacer posible que los pobladores de La Paz y Bolivia degusten de estos exquisitos mariscos, Marlene es una persona joven emprendedora con ganas de superación, se siente agradecida 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 196
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,409,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Marlene Gabriela to buy seafood (octopus, prawns, clams).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 27, 2011
Nov 14, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012