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Maria Antonieta
Maria is 52 years old and makes and sells popcorn, also known as pipocas in some zones. She bags it up in different size bags and passes them out to schools, universities, military regiments, and neighborhood stores. This will be her second loan through the institution and Maria will use the money to buy supplies like corn by the bushel to make popcorn and also make candied peanuts in quantity. Maria will also use the benefits to continue buying bushels of corn and two of peanuts and sugar to venture into selling candied peanuts. She wants to buy land for her children. They currently live wither mother.
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La Sra. Maria tiene 52 años, se dedica a la elaboración y venta de palomitas de maíz o también conocidas como pipocas que se encuentran en diferentes zonas, ya que las embolsa en distintos tamaños y reparte a colegios, universidades, regimientos militares y tiendas de barrio, este préstamo es el segundo que ha tomado con la institución, Maria va a usar este préstamo para la compra de insumos como maíz por quintales para la elaboración de palomitas de maíz, también hará maní confitado y comprar mani por mayor, Maria va a utilizar los beneficios en seguir comprando quintales de maíz y también comprara 2 quintales de maní y 2 quintales de azúcar para incursionar en la venta de maní confitado su deseo es el poder comprar un terreno para sus hijos ya que por ahora vive en la casa de su mama.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Maria Antonieta to buy ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
11 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013