Doña Alicia is a good client, she lives in a very plain house in El Alto, Bolivia. She alone supports her five children who are still attendikng school. She makes wool sweaters for a living and eventuallly she also makes blankets and bedspreads for the rainy season and winter. She has no husband to help out with house expenses, she is a hardworking lady and the entire family helps selling her products. It is her dream to be able to save enough money to buy her own house.
La señora Alicia es una buena cliente, vive en casa muy sencilla en El Alto, Bolivia; mantiene por su cuenta a sus cinco hijos quienes aun estan en edad escolar. Se dedica a la producciòn de chompas de lana. Además por temporadas ella elabora colchas y cubrecamas para la epoca de lluvias y para el invierno. No tiene esposo que le ayude con gastos del hogar, la señora es muy trabajadora y le colabora toda la familia en la venta de sus productos. Su sueño es poder ahorrar lo suficiente para de esa manera poder comprar su propia casa.
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.