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Maria Celia
María is married. She does not currently have children but she hopes to have them soon. She lives in her mother-in-law's house in Oroncota district.

María's business is selling vehicle spare parts and other items. Her store is in a strategic location in the city of Cochabamba and she serves there from Monday to Sunday. Her husband provides a transport service (taxi) and helps towards the household expenses. María will invest this loan in buying items wholesale so that she can increase her stock and offer a variety of products to her customers. This will make her more income. María feels happy and grateful for the opportunity that she is being given. She is a young person who has a desire to do well. Over time, she would like to be able to set up another store in another area of the city.
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La Sra. María es casada no tiene hijos por el momento pero desea pronto tener hijos, vive en la casa de su suegra en la zona de Oroncota, se dedica a la venta de artículos y repuestos para movilidades, su tienda se encuentra ubicado en un lugar estratégico de la ciudad de Cochabamba atiende de lunes a domingo, su esposo realiza el servicio de transporte (taxi) y de esta manera colabora con los gastos de hogar. El préstamo lo invertirán en la compra de artículos por mayor para incrementar su mercadería, y así de esta manera poder ofrecer variedad de productos a su clientes, y tener mas ingresos, se siente feliz y agradecida por la oportunidad que le brindada, es una persona joven con ganas de superación con el tiempo desea poder tener otra tienda en otra zona de la ciudad.

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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
  • 234
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,576,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Celia to buy items with which to stock her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
16 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 4, 2012
Feb 25, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013