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Update on Gregoria

Gregoria continues to make a living selling second-hand clothes and shoes. She says the last loan was good for her as she used it to buy shoes and winter boots. Her business grew, as did her number of customers and, consequently, her income. On this occasion she is applying for a loan to buy winter clothes such as jackets and jumpers. She is happy and grateful for this new opportunity that she is being given.
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La Sra. Gregoria sigue con la actividad de la venta de ropa y zapatos de segunda mano, cuenta que le fue bien con el anterior crédito ya que lo utilizo en la compra de zapatos y botas de invierno, creció en su actividad e incremento su clientela, y por ende sus ingresos económicos, en esta ocasión solicito el crédito para la compra de ropa de invierno como chamarras y chompas, se siente feliz y agradecida por esta nueva oportunidad que le brindan.

Previous Loan Details

Gregoria, 50, has four dependent children, ages 8, 10, 13, and 16. Her husband Enrique is in the town of San Julián working as a bricklayer. Gregoria lives in the Plan 3000 area. She has sold used clothing and footwear for approximately 10 years in the different markets in the capital of Santa... More from Gregoria'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
  • 153
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,219,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Gregoria to buy winter clothes such as jackets and jumpers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Gregoria. It was first posted on Kiva on May, 2012. Learn More