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Serafina
Serafina, 57, is married and has a 20 year-old son. She has a business making the petticoats that the "cholitas," (indigenous women who wear the traditional costume), wear with traditional Bolivian skirts. Her workshop and home are located in the Huayra Kassa neighborhood. This will be her second loan with the institution. Serafina will use the money to buy construction materials, because she is adding a room to her house. She is requesting this loan so that she can improve her family's quality of life and provide them with greater comfort. Serafina faces challenges in her business, such as the competition. She will continue to use the profits from this business to build a house for her son. Over time, she wants to have a bigger workshop, to hire employees, and to deliver her merchandise to the various markets in the City of Cochabamba. She feels happy and grateful that you are providing her with this opportunity.
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La Sra. Serafina tiene 57 años y es casada con un hijo que tiene la edad de veinte años, la Sra. Serafina se dedica a la confección de enagua para las mujeres de pollera para las cholitas, su taller y domicilio se encuentra en la zona de Huayra Kassa, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Serafina utilizara el dinero en la compra de material de construcción ya que está haciendo construir un cuarto en su casa su razón para solicitar este préstamo es mejorar calidad de vida de su familia y brindarles comodidad, la Sra. Serafina enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia y seguirá utilizando los beneficios en construir su vivienda para su hijo, y con el tiempo desea tener un taller más grande y contratar operarios y entregar su mercadería a los distintos mercados de la Ciudad de Cochabamba, se siente feliz y agradecida por la oportunidad que le brindan.

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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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 97
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $29,017,150
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Expired
A loan of $1,475 helped Serafina to buy construction materials to build a room.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 19, 2012
Listed
May 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Expired:
Jun 17, 2012