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Porfiria makes traditional hats. She is a new client, and this is her first cycle in the institution. She lives in the city of El Alto, and she is a single mother. She has three children; one is eight years old and school age. The other two are little ones.

She will use the loan to buy an overlock machine to sew more hats. She has a lot of customer demand for the hats. She pledges to make her payments punctually.

Porfiria has a great desire to progress economically and to improve her financial situation. She also wants to improve the quality of her products.

Porfiria is very grateful for the opportunity given to her by the institution.
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La señora Porfiria se dedica a la confección de sombreros de cholitas, es cliente nueva esta es su primera secuencia dentro la institución, vive en la ciudad de El Alto es madre soltera tiene tres hijos uno de 8 años que esta en la edad escolar y los otros dos `pequeños, invertirá su préstamo en la compra de una maquina over para costurar mas sombreros ya que tiene mucha demanda de sombreros por sus clientes, se compromete en cancelar sus cuotas de manera puntual, Porfiria tiene ganas de progresar económicamente de esta manera mejorar su situación económica y también el de mejorar la calidad de sus productos, La Sra. Porfiria se siente muy agradecida por la oportunidad que le brinda la institución.

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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

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Porfiria to buy an overlock machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 31, 2012
Mar 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013