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Edgar, age 33, is single and has two school age children. He makes leather handicrafts at his workshop in the Avaroa area.

This is his first loan cycle with the institution. He will use the loan to buy leather to make his handicrafts. His reason for requesting this loan is to increase production. Edgar faces challenges in his business due to the competition. He will use the profits to increase his working capital.

His wish is that, in time, he will be able to have a large shop and export his handicrafts to different countries so that they see the quality of his work.
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El Sr. Edgar tiene 33 años y es soltero con 2 hijos que se encuentran en edad escolar, el se dedica la fabricación de artesanías en cuero en su taller que se encuentra en la zona Avaroa, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución y va a usar este préstamo para la compra de cuero de res para realizar su artesanías, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es incrementar producción. El Sr. Edgar enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia y va a utilizar los beneficios para incrementar su capital de trabajo, su deseo con el tiempo es poder tener un taller grande y exportar sus artesanías a distintos países que vean la calidad de su trabajo.

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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
  • 131
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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 Edgar to buy leather.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2012
Aug 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 21, 2013