Filomena has worked with the institution for three years, previously having obtained loans through an independent group. Regardless, upon needing greater capital than was available in the group, she moved forward on her own. She has a small neighborhood store and is very well-known in her area. She is married, her husband working in public transportation. Her children are now grown, each one on their own. Filomena will invest in the purchase of merchandise for her store such as rice, noodles, flour, sugar, sodas, and panettones (small bread loaves containing raisins and candied fruit) and chocolates for the holidays. She is a very punctual and responsible client.
La sra. Filomena trabaja tres años en la institución, empezó a solicitar créditos mediante un grupo solidario, sin embargo al necesitar mayor capital que el disponible en el grupo se independizó, tiene una tienda D. barrio, es muy conocida por su zona, es casada, su esposo trabaja como transportista público, y sus hijos ya son mayores, cada uno independiente. La sra. invertirá en la compra D. mercadería para la tienda, como ser arroz, fideo, harina, azúcar por quintal, y bebidas, panetones y chocolates para las fiestas D. fin D. año. Es una cliente muy puntual y responsable.
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.