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Mercedes, 51 years old, is married and has two adult children, ages 34 and 30. She works by making outfits for saints and angels in churches, Christmas children, and other figures. She has done this type of work for several years, and her workshop is in her home, which is in the Mallasilla area.

This is her first loan cycle with this institution. Mercedes is going to use the loan to buy wholesale fabric to make these outfits. She is requesting this loan to increase her investment capital. Mercedes faces challenges in increasing her business's income. She is going to use her earnings to invest in buying materials to make high quality outfits, which will lead to more clients. Mercedes is a very hard-working person. She is happy and grateful to the institution for the help they offer.
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La Sra. Mercedes tiene 51 años, casad tiene dos hijos de las edades de 34 y 30 años ya independientes, se dedica a la confección de prendas de vestir para santos, angeles de las iglesias, para niños de Navidad y para distintas figuras, se dedica a este oficio desde hace ya varios años, su taller se encuentra en su mismo domicilio que es en la en la zona de Mallasilla. Este préstamo es su Primera secuencia dentro de la institución, La Sra. Mercedes va a utilizar este préstamo para la compra de telas para la confección de prendas de vestir por mayor, Su razón para solicitar este préstamo es para incremento de capital de inversión. La Sra. Mercedes enfrenta retos en su negocio que son aumentar sus ingresos y va a utilizar los beneficios invirtiendo en la compra de materiales para la confección de prendas de buena calidad y así tener más pedidos de clientes, La Sra. Mercedes es una persona muy trabajadora 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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Mercedes to buy wholesale fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014