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Anselma, 36, sells stuffed potatoes, turnovers, vermicelli and ‘silpancho’ [meat and rice dish served with fried egg] in a small eatery she has located in a strategic spot in the city of La Paz. This loan is her first sequence in the institution and Anselma will use it to buy ingredients like potatoes and oil to prepare her dishes because there are times when her small eatery, especially due to parties, fills up which temporarily increases sales so she needs more capital in order to take care of this clientele. Her reason for requesting the loan is that she lacks cash. The business challenge Anselma faces is that she works alone so often can’t take care of everyone quickly which causes some of her customers to be upset. She will use profits to hire a person to help her cook and provide better customer service.
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La Sra. Anselma tiene 36 años, se dedica a la venta de rellenos, tucumanas, sopa de fideo y silpanchos en una pequeña pensión que se encuentran ubicado en un lugar estratégico de la ciudad de La Paz, este préstamo es su Primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Anselma va a usar este préstamo para la compra de insumos como papa y aceite para la elaboración de sus platillos ya que hay épocas en las que por diferentes fiestas se llena su pensión lo cual temporalmente incrementan sus ventas para lo cual necesitara de mas capital para poder atender a esa clientela, Su razón para solicitar este préstamo es la falta de efectivo, Anselma enfrenta retos en su negocio que son que atiende sola su negocio, por lo cual en muchas ocasiones no puede atender rápidamente lo que hace que los clientes se molesten y va a utilizar los beneficios para contratar una persona que le ayude a cocinar y a brindar una mejor atención a sus clientes.

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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
  • 163
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Anselma to buy ingredients like potatoes and oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 12, 2012
Oct 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013