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Benita is 49 years old and has four children. She works selling seasonal fruits. Right now she is selling bananas, but the mango and peach harvests will soon arrive. She buys the fruit directly from producers.

On this occasion she is requesting a loan to buy a vendor stall at the market near her house because she sells from a rented stall.

Benita has been a client of the institution for many years and is responsible. In her business she faces the challenge of overcoming poverty. She will use her profits to improve her family's quality of living.

Her dream for her business is to have a stall that is stocked with a good assortment of seasonal fruits. She hopes her business will grow so she can generate a higher income.
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La Sra. Benita tiene 49 años y cuatro hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de frutas de temporada, en esta época se encuentra vendiendo plátano, pero ya llega la cosecha de mangos y duraznos, fruta que compra directo del productor, en esta ocasión solicita el crédito para la compra de un puesto de venta en el mercado cerca de su casa ya que ella vende en un puesto que es alquilado, la Sra. Benita es una cliente responsable, cliente antigua de la institución, La Sra. Benita enfrenta retos en su negocio que son salir de la pobreza y va a utilizar los beneficios para mejorar su calidad de vida y la de su familia su sueño para su negocio es tener un puesto bien surtido con frutas de la temporada y crecer en su negocio para así generar más ingresos.

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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
  • 200
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,424,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Benita to buy a vendor stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 22, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014