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Mrs. Lucia M. M. has been a client of Emprender since 2002 and she has worked in this area for 18 years. Her husband is a bricklayer and he helps her pay her loan payments, and they have two children at home. In addition to selling food, she sells traditional products that she buys on the Peruvian border and then resells in the city of La Paz. To date she has made her payments responsibly and on time.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer

La sra, Lucia M. M. es cliente de Emprender desde el año 2002 y trabaja en ese rubro desde hace unos 18 años. Su esposo es albañil, quien le colabora en el pago del crédito, tiene dos hijos aún dependientes. Además de la venta de comida, se dedica a repartir productos tradicionales, que compra en la frontera con el Perú y comercializa en la zona sur de la ciudad de La Paz. A la fecha paga sus cuotas con responsabilidad y puntualmente.

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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
  • 168
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Lucía purchase merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2008
Aug 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009