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Sra. Carmela is 46 years old and has two children, ages 14 and 1. She sells “gelatina de patas” (gelatin made from cow’s feet) from her vending post located in the October 4th District.

This is her first loan with Emprender. Sra. Carmela will use the proceeds to buy freezer for keeping her products chilled. She has already had some of her products go bad. Her reason for requesting this loan is so that she can continue improving her business.

Sra. Carmela is a hardworking individual who is happy with the opportunity that has been given to her. This is the only business by which she is able to support her family.

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La Sra. Carmela tiene 46 años, tiene dos hijos de las edades de 14 y 1 años, ella se dedica a la venta de gelatina de patas en su puesto de venta que se encuentra en la zona de 4 de Octubre, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Carmela va a usar este préstamo para la compra de un frízer y mantener refrigerados sus productos, ya que el que tiene ya se encuentra mal, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es seguir mejorando en su negocio. La Sra. Carmela es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por la oportunidad brindada ya que esta es la única actividad que le permite mantener a su familia.

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About Emprender

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
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,241,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Carmela to buy a freezer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2012
Jan 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 17, 2014