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Maria is 40. She sells traditional hats for indigenous women. This will be her first loan cycle with the institution. Maria will use the money to buy hats to stock her business for upcoming festivals and regional anniversaries when sales are good. She has applied for a loan to increase working capital. It is a challenge for Maria to stock merchandise, and she will use her profits to keep buying at wholesale.
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La Sra. Maria tiene 40 años, ella se dedica a la venta de sombreros para mujeres de polleras, para las cholitas, este préstamo es su primera secuencia en la institución, la Sra. Maria va a usar este préstamo para la compra de sombreros para su negocio ya que por esta fechas que se acerca el varias fiestas, aniversarios de zonas y tiene mucha venta, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es incremento de capital de trabajo, la Sra. Maria enfrenta retos en su negocio que son surtir su mercadería y va a utilizar los beneficios e seguir comprando por mayor.

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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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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 132
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,130,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Maria to buy men's hats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 19, 2013
Apr 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2014