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Lucia lives in the Alto San Isidro zone, which is located 25 minutes from the center of the city. She is married to Romualdo who works as a construction worker. Together they have five children, two of which are adults while the three minor children are of school age.

Lucia makes a living hand weaving cloth and alpaca wool fabrics. These are artisan fabrics and she sells them at a good price. However, it takes her a week to make a complete piece of fabric and more for the fringe.

Lucia is requesting the loan to buy thread and alpaca wool to weave fabric as she already has an order to fulfill. Her biggest dream is to see her children have a profession and be good people.
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La señora Lucia vive en la zona de Alto San Isidro que esta ubicado a veinticinco minutos del centro de la cuidad, ella esta casada con don Romualdo que trabaja como albañil constructor y juntos tienen cinco hijos de los cuales dos ya son mayores de edad y los tres menores se encuentran en edad escolar. Lucia se dedica al tejido manual de mantas de hilo y lana de alpaca. Estas mantas son artesanales y se venden a un buen precio pero se llega a tardar una semana en realizar una manta completa más sus flecaduras. Lucia solicitan el préstamo de dinero para la compra de hilos y lana de alpaca para el tejido de mantas ya que tiene un pedido que entregar, su deseo más grande es poder ver a sus hijos con una profesión y personas de bien.

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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
  • 203
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Lucia to buy thread and alpaca wool.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2011
Jan 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013