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Candelaria owns her house located in Minero San Juan in a periurban zone of the city of Cochabamba. She’s separated and lives with her five children who are all attending school. She is a garlic wholesaler. (Garlic is considered to be one of the most important curative vegetables. In the last few years this vegetable has been getting much more famous and important). She has regular customers and she also sells at various street markets.

She needs the loan to buy garlic in quantity because sales increase during the Christmas season. She’s been in business 18 years.

Candelaria is a very hardworking person who is happy and grateful to the institution for the support they provide because this is her only source of income to support herself and her five children. Her wish is to see all her children become professionals and this is why she strives and works hard.
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La señora Candelaria cuenta con domicilio propio, ubicado en minero san juan una zona periurbana de la ciudad Cochabamba, la señora es separada y vive con sus 5 hijos todos ellos estudian en escuela, la señora vende al por mayor los ajos (El ajo, es considerado, uno de los vegetales curativos, más importantes. En los últimos años, se le ha estado dando, mucha más importancia y difusión a este vegetal) tiene clientes ya clientes fijos y también vende en las distintas ferias, el crédito lo necesita para poder comprar ajo por cantidad por esta época navideña ya que tiene mucha venta. Se dedica al negocio hace 18 años, La Sra. Candelaria es un apersona muy trabajadora se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo que le brindan ya que es su única actividad para mantenerse y mantener a sus 5 hijos, el deseo de la Sra. es el ver a todos sus hijos profesionales, por eso se esfuerza y trabaja duro.

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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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Candelaria to buy garlic in quantity.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 13, 2011
Jan 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013