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Honoria is 38 years old. She is married and has 2 children, aged 14 and 10. She works making and selling food in her food stall in the community of Sacaba. This loan is the first one that she has had with the institution. Honoria is going to use this loan to finishing putting potable running water in her house, because she only has a well and it is a lot of work to bring the water. She will make connections for bathrooms, a shower and the kitchen. This way, she will make things more comfortable for her family. For a lot of reasons, the area doesn't have basic services, but this won't stop Honoria from having potable water in her house. She feels very happy with this opportunity that is being offered to improve her family's quality of life.
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La señora Honoria tiene 38 años, casada con 2 hijos que tienen la edad de 14 y 10 años, ella tiene la actividad de elaboración y venta de comida en su puesto de venta que se encuentra en la localidad de Sacaba, este préstamo es el primero que tiene con la institución, la señora Honoria va a usar este préstamo para culminar la instalación de agua potable a su domicilio ya que esta solo con pozo y es mucho trabajo trasladar el agua así que hará una conexión para baños, ducha y cocina y así de esta manera brindara mayor comodidad a su familia ya que por muchas razones la zona no cuenta con servicios básicos pero esto no impedirá que La señora Honoria tenga agua potable en su domicilio. Se siente muy feliz por esta oportunidad que le brindan de mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help fund a new product Emprender has launched to provide clean drinking water and sanitary facilities to Bolivian families. Emprender is partnering with Fundación SODIS, an NGO specializing in water and sanitation access, to make this possible. SODIS identifies households that need water tanks, running water toilets, ecological toilets, water filters and water connections in underserved areas, and supervises their installation. Emprender works with SODIS to help finance these the infrastructure improvements.

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.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,525 helped Honoria to finish putting potable running water in her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2013
Dec 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 22, 2015