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Ximena Carola
Ximena lives in the Chasquipampa neighborhood. She has been working in handicrafts for years, making jewelry sets from precious stones such as pieces of quartz, stones, pearls, etc. A set consists of 4 pieces, including: a necklace, a bracelet and a pair of earrings. In addition, she gives private lessons from her home where she sells the materials and also charges by the hour. Ximena is divorced and has two school-aged daughters who help her make the jewelry. In addition, she makes cakes during the week, for which she always has at least one order. She will use this loan that she is requesting to buy supplies, because she has a large number of orders from a dance troupe that will participate in upcoming carnivals. Also, she anticipates that her orders will increase during this time, and so this is the reason that she is requesting financing from Kiva.
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La señora Ximena vive en zona de chasquipampa la señora se dedica a la artesanía desde hace años elabora juegos de bisutería en piedras preciosas como ser piedras cuarzo, cascajo, perlas, etc…un juego compone de cuatro piezas un collar, una manilla y un par de aretes, también da clases particulares a domicilio donde vende el material además que cobra por hora avanzada, la señora es divorciada y tiene dos hijas en edad escolar las cuales la ayudan ya en la elaboración. Por otro lado también hace la elaboración de tortas a la semana siempre tiene por lo mínimo un pedido, el préstamo que solicita lo tiene destinado para la compra de material ya que tiene una fuerte cantidad de pedido para carnavales para un comparsa y también aumenta la demanda de pedidos en esas fechas, motivo por el cual se solicita el financiamiento Kiva.

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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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Ximena Carola to buy supplies to make jewelry (stones, quartz, pearls, etc.).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014