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Lourdes
Lourdes, 25, works fishing and selling fish; her husband’s a fisherman and she sells the fish her husband fishes in Lake Titicaca. They live on an island in Lake Titicaca, a tourist destination in La Paz Department where wool and reed crafts are offered to the public. Most of the island’s inhabitants work in fishing and in tourism.

This loan is her first sequence in the institution and Lourdes will use it to buy a bigger fishing boat and nets. They sell their catches in the city of La Paz and she wants to use the new boat to increase production to meet customer demand.

Lourdes is a woman who very much wants to improve and she feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support provided since this is the only source of income they have to support themselves.
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La Sra. Lourdes tiene 25años, se dedica a la pesca y venta de pescado su esposo es pescador y ella comercializa el pescado que su esposo pesca en el lago Titicaca, ellos viven en una isla Del lago Titicaca, centro turístico del departamento de La Paz donde ofrecen al público artesanías de totoras y en lana, la mayoría de los habitantes de esta isla se dedican a la pesca y el turismo, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, La Sra. Lourdes va a usar este préstamo para la compra de un bote pesquero de mayor capacidad y redes, su producto de su pesca lo venden en la ciudad de La Paz y con este nuevo bote quiere incrementar su producción y así satisfacer la demandada de sus clientes, La Sra. Lourdes es una persona con ganas de superación se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado ya que esta es la única fuente de ingresos que tienen para mantenerse.

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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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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 110
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,248,925
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Lourdes to buy a fishing boat.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
May 8, 2013
Listed
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Jun 17, 2014