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Claudina is 63 years old and has been a widow for some time. She has a son aged 19. Claudina sells clothing, including skirts, and blankets in the local fairs around the city of La Paz.

This loan is her first with this institution. She will use the loan to purchase clothing at wholesale and, thus, restock her business. Her rationale for requesting the loan is to expand her merchandise.

Claudina confronts challenges to her business, especially competition, and she will utilize these funds to continue purchasing merchandise and, in this manner, to generate additional income.

Claudina feels content and very grateful for the offer of an opportunity to grow in her activity and increase her income and, ultimately, the quality of life for her and her family.
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La señora Claudina tiene 63 años, ella es viuda hace ya bastante tiempo tiene un hijo de la edad de 19 años, ella se dedica a la venta de ropa, ella vende mantas y polleras en distintas ferias de la ciudad de La Paz, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la señora Claudina, va a usar este préstamo para compra de ropa al por mayor y así surtir su negocio, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es incrementar su mercadería, la señora Claudina enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia y va a utilizar los beneficios en seguir comprando mercadería y así de esta manera genera más ingresos económicos, se siente feliz ya agradecida por la oportunidad que le brindan para crecer en su actividad, mejorara sus ingresos y por ende su calidad de vida de ella y de su familia.

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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.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Claudina to buy skirts and blankets at wholesale to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2014
Mar 19, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015