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Elena, 33, has an 18 year old son. She sells bagged potato chips.

She offers her products to different neighborhood stores and schools where she already has a clientele.

Elena will use this loan to buy supplies such a potatoes and oil that she will use to make the potato chips.

Elena faces challenges with her business which include having to get up very early to go and drop off her products.

She is going to use the profits to buy supplies and keep improving her business and expand more. In this way she can save and come out ahead.

Elena's wish is to be able to open a store where she can sell her products.

Elena is a young person who wants to succeed. She is happy and thankful for the help being given.
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La Sra. Elena tiene 33 años, tiene un hijo que tiene la edad de 18 años, ella se dedica a la venta de papas fritas embolsadas, ella ofrece sus productos a distintas tiendas de barrio y colegios donde ya tiene clientela, la Sra. Elena va a usar este préstamo para compra de insumos como papa y aceite que utiliza para la elaboración de sus papas fritas, la Sra. Elena enfrenta retos en su negocio que son el tener que levantarse muy temprano para ir a dejar sus productos, ella va a utilizar los beneficios en la compra de insumos para seguir mejorando en su negocio y poder expandirse más y así poder ahorrar, y salir adelante. Su deseo de la Sra. Elena es poder abrir su tienda donde pueda ofrecer sus productos, la Sra. Elena es un apersona joven con ganas de superación se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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
  • 143
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,337,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Elena to buy supplies such a potatoes and oil.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014