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Balentina works in food service, lunch at mid-day and dinner in the evenings. She has five children and all are independent. She lives in her own home, above a very busy avenue passing through the fourth ring [a neighborhood defined by Santa Cruz's circular avenues] of the city of Santa Cruz. She has been in this business for more than ten years. With the money from the loan, Balentina will buy a fridge and a television for the establishment and in this way give good service and entertainment to her customers, apart from the good dishes she offers. Balentina is a very kind person, her wish is to be able to have more customers and in this way grow her income. Balentina feels grateful to the institution for the quickness and good treatment she has received.
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La señora Balentina se dedica a la venta de comida, almuerzos a al medio día y cena en las tardes, tiene cinco hijos todos son independientes, vive en su domicilio propio, sobre una avenida muy concurrida pasando el cuarto anillo de la ciudad de Santa Cruz, se dedica ha esta actividad por mas de 10 años, con el dinero del crédito la Sra. Balentina comprar una heladera y un televisor para la pensión y así de esta manera dar un buen servicio a sus clientes y entretenimiento a pesar de sus buenos platillos que ofrece, la Sra. Balentina es una persona muy amable su deseo es poder tener mas clientela y de esta manera incrementar sus ingresos la señora Balentina se siente agradecida con la institución por la rapidez y el buen trato recibido.

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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
  • 204
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Balentina to buy a refrigerator and a television.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013