Felicia is 27 years old, she is married and she has 2 children aged 10 and 4. She sells different kinds of food in a stall located in a very well-trafficked area of Cochabamba. This is the first loan she is requesting to our institution. Felicia will use it to pay for the connection of a sewer system to have a bathroom in her house, as this will allow her to have a basic service in her house thus granting a more comfortable environment to her family. The reason she is requesting this loan is that she does not have enough money to buy what is needed for the job. Competition is the challenge Felicia has to face in her activity, and she will use the profits to reinvest in the construction of a bathroom with shower. Felicia is happy about this chance that she has been given, as she will make her dream come true by having her bathroom completed.
La Sra. Felicia tiene 27 años y es casada con 2 hijos que son de las edades de 10 y 4 años, ella se dedica a la venta variedad de comidas en su puesto de venta que se encuentran ubicado en una zona muy concurrida de la ciudad de Cochabamba, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Felicia va a usar este préstamo para la conexión de alcantarillado para tener un baño en su domicilio, ya que esto le permitirá contar con un servicio básico en su casa y así brindar mayor comodidad a su familia, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es no cuenta con el dinero suficiente para adquirir lo necesario, la Sra. Felicia enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia, y utilizara los beneficios para revestimiento y construcción de un baño y ducha, la Sra. Felicia se siente feliz con esta oportunidad que le brindan, ya que hará su sueño realidad que es contar con un baño terminado.
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This loan will help fund a new product Emprender has launched to provide clean drinking water and sanitary facilities to Bolivian families. Emprender is partnering with Fundación SODIS, an NGO specializing in water and sanitation access, to make this possible. SODIS identifies households that need water tanks, running water toilets, ecological toilets, water filters and water connections in underserved areas, and supervises their installation. Emprender works with SODIS to help finance these the infrastructure improvements.
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.