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Mery is 46 years old. She makes her living selling food in one of the busy streets of the Litoral neighborhood.

This loan is Mery's first within the institution. She is going to use the loan to purchase construction materials to build a room in her house. Her reason for requesting the loan is the lack of cash for the purchase of materials.

Mery faces challenges in her business, including weather conditions and also competition from other food-sales businesses, which is causing her to have to try to reduce her costs and improve the flavor of her dishes. She is going to use her profits to buy utensils and also to expand her business so that she can attract more customers during the peak lunch and dinner hours.

Mery is a very hardworking person; she feels glad to have the opportunity provided by the granting of this loan.
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La Sra. Mery tiene 46 años, ella se dedica a la venta de comida en un de las calles concurridas de la zona de Litoral, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, La Sra. Mery va a usar este préstamo para compra de material de construcción para la construcción de una habitación en su casa, su razón para solicitar este préstamo la falta de efectivo para la compra de estos materiales, La Sra. Mery enfrenta retos en su negocio que son las condiciones climáticas y también la competencia de los demás negocios de comida por lo mismo que tiene que tratar de reducir sus costos y mejorar su sazón de sus platillos, y va a utilizar los beneficios en la compra de utensilios y también en la ampliación de su negocio para poder captar más clientes en las horas pico de almuerzo y cena, La Sra. Mery es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por esta oportunidad brindada en la otorgación del crédito.

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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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 133
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,143,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mery to purchase construction materials to build a room in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Apr 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014