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Lourdes works making and selling petticoats that women who wear "polleras" [traditional Andean skirts] wear under their skirts. She makes her sales in the populous market in the city of El Alto. She also has two workshops, one in the area of the beltway and the other in the Alto Tacagua area, where she works and hires labor. Her husband works in another job. He is a contractor for different construction projects.

She will invest the loan in increasing her capital, purchasing fabric and a cutting machine. This will improve her job because she has a lot of requests to deliver.

She is a very hardworking and enterprising person who wants to improve her job. She wants to be able to sell her products in the cities of Oruro and Cochabamba and so increase her market. She feels grateful to the institution for the support offered.
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La señora Lourdes se dedica a la confección y comercialización de enaguas que usan las mujeres de pollera para ponerse debajo de su pollera, la venta la realiza en la populosa feria de la ciudad de El Alto, también tiene dos talleres una se encuentra en la zona de la periférica y otro el en la zona de Alto Tacagua, donde trabaja y contrata mano de obra, su esposo se dedica a otra actividad es contratista para distintas obras de construcción, el crédito lo invertirá para el aumento de su capital compra de telas y una cortadora y así de esta manera mejorar su trabajo ya que tiene muchos pedidos que entregar, ella es una persona muy trabajadora emprendedora con ganas de superación con el tiempo desea poder vender sus productos en la ciudad de Oruro y Cochabamba y así ampliar su mercado, s siente 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.

About Bolivia

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 106
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $29,131,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,175 helped Lourdes to buy fabric wholesale and a cutting machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Feb 13, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013