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Update on Isabel

Sra. Isabel continues in the same line of work, selling basic necessity products and clothing from her neighborhood store. She did very well with her previous loan since the money was used to pay the construction costs of expanding her store.

On this occasion, she is requesting a loan in order to buy merchandise, such as grocery in bulk and clothing, because she wants to restock her store and increase her sales. She is happy and appreciative of the opportunity given to her so that she can grow her business.
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La Sra. Isabel sigue con la misma actividad de la venta de productos de primera necesidad en su tienda de barrio, tambien se dedica a la venta de ropa, cuenta que le fue bien con el anterior crédito ya que lo utilizo en la construcción de su tienda ya que la amplio, en esta ocasión solicita el crédito para la compra de mercadería como abarrotes por mayor y ropa ya que incremento sus ventas y desea surtir su tienda, se siente feliz y agradecida por la oportunidad que le dan para crecer en su negocio.

Previous Loan Details

Isabel is 57 years old. She is not married but lives with her partner whom she has been with for many years. She makes a living selling groceries from her store that is located in the zone 'Jardín del sur'. This is her first loan sequence that she has taken out through the institution. Isabl will... More from Isabel's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Isabel to buy merchandise for restocking her store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014