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Maria Luisa
Srta. María is 21 years old and single. She sells "api" and pastries from her vending stall in the District of Cruce Villa Copacabana. This is her fifth loan cycle with Emprender. Srta. María will use the money to buy supplies, such as sugar and flour, for preparing the delicious "api" (a refreshing drink made from white and purple corn that is generally served with cheese pastries).


Her reason for requesting this loan is to expand her business. María confront challenges in her business, such as dealing with the competition since there are several vendors in the area who sell "api". By utilizing the benefits of this loan, she will continue to improve and grow in her business. María is a hardworking and enterprising young woman who is pleased and grateful to Emprender for the support it has provided.

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La Señorita María tiene 21 años y soltera, ella se dedica a la venta de api y pasteles en su puesto de venta que se encuentran en la zona de cruce villa Copacabana, ella está en su quinta secuencia dentro de la institución, la Señorita María va a usar este préstamo para la compra de insumos como azúcar y harina para la elaboración de sus riquísimo api (el api es una refresco liquida hecha de maíz blanco y morado generalmente se acompaña con pasteles con queso), su razón para solicitar este préstamo es ampliar el negocio, María enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia ya que hay varias personas que venden api por la zona, ella va a utilizar los beneficios en seguir mejorando y creciendo en su negocio. María es una joven trabajadora y emprendedora se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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
  • 95
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,726,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Maria Luisa to buy sugar, flour, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Apr 13, 2012
Listed
May 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible
Ended:
May 17, 2013