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Sofía is 63 years old, married and has a 22 year old son; she sells food in the Villa Nuevo Potosí zone. This loan will be her third cycle within the institution. Sofía will use the loan to buy chairs and tables and also to buy foodstuffs at wholesale for her business. The reason for asking for the loan is to expand the business and provide more comfort for her customers. The challenge Sofía faces in her food selling business is competition. She will use the benefits to continue improving her business because in time she’d like to have a large restaurant to sell food. She feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support it’s provided.
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La Sra. Sofía tiene 63 años y es casada con un hijo que tiene la edad de 22 años, ella se dedica a la venta de comida que se encuentran en la zona de Villa Nuevo Potosí, este préstamo es su tercera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Sofía utilizara este préstamo para la compra de sillas y mesas y también en la compra de víveres por mayor para su negocio, la razón para solicitar este préstamo es ampliar su negocio y así bridar mayor comodidad a su clientes, La Sra. Sofía enfrenta retos en su negocio que son en la venta de comida es la competencia. Ella va a utilizar los beneficios n seguir mejorando su negocio ya que con el tiempo desea tener un restaurante grande para la venta de comida, ella se siente agradecida y feliz con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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
  • 134
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,130,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sofia to buy tables and chairs and to buy foodstuffs at wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2012
Mar 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013