Marcelina lives in Sacaba where water is scarce most of the time. Water must be purchased at moderate prices from tank trucks that come by the various neighborhoods. Because of this, she requests a loan to install a water tank to be able to have water in storage since one of the main reasons for installing a water tank is to have water available in storage and then to install piping to bring water to the various spots where it’s needed like the toilet, shower and kitchen. This is very useful because the tank trucks come by only once a week and sometimes her family is left without this liquid which is essential in every home. By installing the tank, Marcelina will greatly improve her quality of life and this is why she’s very grateful for the opportunity she’s being given.
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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.
About EmprenderEmprender 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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