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Maria Zulema
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Maria lives in a rented house in an outlying neighborhood of the city of El Alto. She lives with her family and is a single mother. She, along with her children, makes work uniforms. The children’s father abandoned them approximately six years ago and Maria provides for her family with the income from this business.

Translated from Spanish by Jennifer Day, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Maria vive en una zona alejada de la ciudad de El Alto, en contrato de anticrético, con toda su familia, es madre soltera. Junto con sus hijos se dedica a la confeccion de ropa de trabajo para obreros. El padre de sus hijos la abandono aproximadamente hace seis años, la misma mantiene a su familia con los ingresos de su actividad..

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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
  • 229
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,613,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Maria Zulema to buy fabric at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Disbursed:
Mar 24, 2008
Listed
Mar 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 15, 2009