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Carmen Paola
Carmen, 21, is married and has a two-year-old child. She is a seamstress and has been making and selling all kinds of garments for three years. Her workshop is located at home, in an area called “Plan 3000.”

Carmen will use this loan to buy fabrics in bulk for her garments. The reason why she requests this loan is the need to increase her investment capital, since she has orders to fulfill and she also takes some of her creations to different fairs to sell them.

Carmen wants to increase her profits, something she sees as a challenge. She will use the profits to buy materials to produce good quality garments and attract more customers. Carmen is a hardworking person. She feels happy and grateful to the institution for the help she has received from them.
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La Sra. Carmen tiene 21 años, casada y tiene un hijo de la edad de 2 años, se dedica a la confección y venta de prendas de vestir desde hace ya 3 años ella confecciona variedad de ropa, su taller se encuentra en su mismo domicilio que se encuentra en la zona de Plan 3000, la Sra. Carmen va a utilizar este préstamo para la compra de telas para la confección de prendas de vestir por mayor, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es para incremento de capital de inversión ya que ella tiene pedidos y también que entrega el producto terminado a distintas ferias donde venden sus productos, la Sra. Carmen enfrenta retos en su negocio que son aumentar sus ingresos y va a utilizar los beneficios invirtiendo en la compra de materiales para la confección de prendas de buena calidad y así tener más pedidos de clientes, la Sra. Carmen es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 76
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,957,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Carmen Paola to buy fabrics to make clothes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 20, 2013
Jun 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014