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Geovana Estela
Geovana has dedicated herself to the sale of crafts in La Paz, Bolivia on a street called Sagarnaga which is in a colonial district popular with tourists. It is a place where many foreigners come to buy objects native to the region and the country as well as fabrics and crafts made by Bolivian hands. She has been doing this work since she was small when her mother owned the business. She has a young daughter she cares for with the help of her family. Geovana is very responsible and with the loan she will invest in earrings and necklaces made from seeds and other craft materials.
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La señora Geovanna se dedica a la venta de artesanias en la calle Sagarnaga, una calle turística y colonial de la ciudad de La Paz, Bolivia a su vez un lugar muy visitado por personas extranjeras, donde se puede comprar objetos autóctonos propios de la región y el país, asi como tejidos y manualidades hechas por manos bolivianas. Se dedica a este rubro desde muy pequeña, puesto que su mamá tenía este negocio desde hace mucho tiempo, tiene una hijita pequeña, de la que se ocupa, con el apoyo de su familia. Es muy reponsable, invertirá el crédito en la compra de aretes y collares hechos de semillas, y otros materiales artesanales.

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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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Geovana Estela purchase of earrings and necklaces.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 17, 2008
Nov 2, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009