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Maria Nela
Maria is 33 years old, married and has three children, ages 3, 5 and 11. She makes a living providing manicure, makeup and coloring services at her beauty salon located in the Pampahasi area in the city of La Paz. This is her first loan within this institution, and Maria plans to use it to purchase beauty products to sell in her salon as well as buying some needed supplies. In this way she can increase her working capital. She faces challenges with her business, such as market saturation, and is going to use her profits to keep buying supplies and improving her business. Maria's goal is to have a chain of beauty supplies.
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La Sra. Maria tiene 33 años, casada tiene tres hijos de las edades de 3, 5 y 11 años, ella se dedica al servicio de manicurista y también maquillaje y peinados en su salón de belleza que se encuentra en la zona de Pampahasi de la ciudad de La Paz, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Maria va a utilizar este préstamo para la compra de productos de belleza para vender en su salón y algunos materiales que necesita y así de esta manera incrementar su capital de trabajo, la Sra. Maria enfrenta retos en su negocio que son tener mayor cobertura del mercado y va a utilizar los beneficios para seguir comprando materiales y mejorando su trabajo, el deseo de la Sra. Maria es tener su cadena de salones de estética.

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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
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maria Nela to purchase beauty products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 19, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013