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Luis Carlos
Sr. Luis is 58 years old and a widower with four children (ages 21, 14, 12, and 10). He manufactures winches and cement mixers in a workshop in the District of Pasankeri. This loan is his first with Emprender. Luis will use this loan to buy a motor for a winch and materials for his business. This will help him do a better job.
Luis faces challenges in his business, but he has been able to increase his sales of winches and cement mixers so that he can generate more income to invest in improvements to his workshop.

Sr. Luis is a friendly person who feels grateful to Emprender for the support it has provided since his business is the only means for him to support his family.
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El Sr. Luis tiene 58 años, el es viudo con 4 hijos que son de las edades de 21-14-12 y 10 años, el se dedica a la fabricación de guinches y mezcladoras su taller se encuentra en la zona de Pasankeri, Este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, Luis utilizara este préstamo para la compra motor para guinche y materiales para su negocio, ya que esto le permitirá realizar un mejor trabajo, Luis enfrenta retos en su negocio que son Incrementar la venta de guinches y mezcladoras para así generar mas ingresos que seguirá invirtiendo en mejorar su taller, el Sr. Luis es una persona muy amable se siente agradecido con la institución por el apoyo brindado ya que esta es la única actividad con la que me mantiene a su familia.

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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
  • 163
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Luis Carlos to purchase a winch motor and materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013