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Update on Roberto

Roberto continues with the same activity, which is as custodian for a public restrooms located on his property. He notes that his previous credit worked well since he used it to buy construction material for the refurbishing of his home. At this time he is asking for a loan in order to purchase construction material in order to refurbish his business since he constantly has to complete maintenance for public bathrooms. He feels happy and grateful for the opportunity that is offered since his work is growing and improving.
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El Sr. Roberto sigue con la misma actividad que es el del servicio de atención de baño público, cuenta que le fue bien con el anterior crédito ya que lo utilizo en la compra de material de construcción para refacción de su domicilio, en esta ocasión solicita el crédito para la compra de material de construcción pero para la refacción de su negocio ya que constantemente hay que realizar mantenimiento de los baños públicos, se siente feliz y agradecido por la oportunidad que le brindan ya que está creciendo y mejorando su actividad.

Previous Loan Details

Roberto, 59, is continuing to work in his business. He runs a public bathroom which is on his property. His children are already independent. Roberto lives in his own home, and his business is located in his home. He is hardworking, and has several businesses. He will use this loan to make so... More from Roberto's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,241,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Roberto to purchase construction material for the refurbishing of public bathrooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2014