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Basilio’s 37-years-old and has three children who are 8, 5 and 3 years of age. He’s a farmer who grows watermelons and fruit on his parcel located in Pampa el Coscal.

This loan is his third sequence in the institution and Basilio will use this loan to buy seeds for growing watermelon and for his subsequent crop of citrus.

The business challenge Basilio faces is to improve his quality of life and he will use profits to increase production. Basilio sells his products in the local market directly from producer to consumer. He feels happy and grateful for the opportunity being provided because this is the only activity that for several years has made it possible for him to support himself and his family.
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El Sr. Basilio tiene 37 años y tiene 3 hijos que son de las edades de 8, 5 y 3 años, el es agricultor, se dedica a la siembra de sandia y frutales en su parcela que se encuentran en la localidad de Pampa el Coscal, este préstamo es su tercera secuencia dentro de la institución, El Sr. Basilio va a usar este préstamo para la compra de semillas para la siembra de sandia y para la posterior cosecha de sus citricos, El Sr. Basilio enfrenta retos en su negocio que son mejorar su calidad de vida y va a utilizar los beneficios para aumentar su producción, El Sr. Basilio vende sus productos en el mercado de la localidad directamente del productor al consumidor, se siente feliz y agradecido por la oportunidad que le brindan ya que esta es su única actividad desde hace varios años que le permite mantenerse y mantener a su familia.

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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
  • 163
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  • $32,260,600
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Basilio to buy watermelon seeds and to harvest citrus.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 28, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014