Alejandra M. has been an Emprender client since 2002. She began with the Eleccion ("Choice") group with whom she worked for fifteen credit cycles. She has three children, the two youngest of whom help her with her business. Alejandra lives in Calidad de Cuidadora but with money she earned recently she was able to buy a plot of land in a rural area. Her husband works extracting sand from the river. She's applying for a loan to make improvements to her land.
La señora Alejandra M. es cliente de Emprender desde el año 2002, comenzó con el grupo solidario "Elección" con quienes trabajo durante quince secuencias de crédito. Ella tiene tres hijos, los dos últimos le ayudan en el negocio. La señora Alejandra, vive en una propiedad en calidad de cuidadora, sin embargo con lo que ganó en el último tiempo, pudo comprarse un terreno en el area rural, su esposo trabaja con una volqueta sacando arena del rio. Ahora se individualiza por el monto solicitado, para utilizar su crédito en refacciones para su terreno.
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.