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Mery
Mery is a 31-year-old woman, she is single and mother to one son, her business is a beauty salon. She is strong, a fighter, enterprising, persevering, and hardworking. She works in the southern part of her city, an area which is characterized by the enormous people's market where you can find food, clothing and white goods. The market keeps going thanks to the solidarity of the thousands of vendors that are organized in trade unions. On a floor that is covered with foul-smelling water, above wooden stools and under corrugated tin roofs, are stalls selling fruit and vegetables, poultry and red meat, the infinite varieties of Andean potatoes and cereals and a never-ending amount of food; between these stalls are other that sell clothes, audiovisual equipment, DVDs, books and pens, jewelry and soap, and music of the most incredible mixtures.

Mery is of a dark complexion, she has long chestnut hair and is of average height. She tends her business from Monday to Sunday from 10 am to 10 pm, where she braids, cuts and dyes hair as well as paints nails and so on. Mery dreams of having her own home to start to achieve her goals, she thinks that she needs to invest in beauty salon furniture and products, in this way, she will increase her financial income and will be able to take a step forward in achieving her dreams. It is for these reasons that Mery is seeking a loan to buy beauty salon furniture and products, and with the profits, she will pay her son's school fees.
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Mery es una mujer de 31 años de edad, soltera, madre de un hijo y su negocio es la peluquería.
Ella es fuerte, luchadora, emprendedora, perseverante, y muy trabajadora su negocio lo realiza en la zona sur de su ciudad un área caracterizada por el enorme mercado popular donde conviven alimentos, ropa y electrodomésticos, y se sostiene por la solidaridad entre las miles de vendedoras organizadas en sus gremiales. Sobre un piso de tierra enlodada por aguas hediondas, encima de taburetes de madera y bajo techos de chapa y lona, se aglomeran puestos de verduras y frutas, pollos y carnes rojas, las infinitas variedades de cereales y papas andinas y un sinfín de alimentos Se intercalan con puestos de ropa, equipos de audio, DVD, cuadernos y bolígrafos, adornos y jabones, y las músicas nacidas de los más increíbles mestizajes.
Mery es de tez morena, cabello castaño largo, estatura mediana. Su negocio atiende de lunes a domingo, desde las 10 de la mañana hasta las 10 de la noche, donde cada día se ocupa de realizar trenzas, cortes, peinados, tintes, pintado de uñas, etc. Ella sueña tener una casa propia y para comenzar a cumplir sus metas piensa que debe realizar una inversión en muebles y productos para peluquería, de esa manera incrementará sus ingresos económicos y podrá darun paso en la realización de sus sueños.
Es por esos motivos que Mery solicita un préstamo para la compra de muebles y materiales de peluquería y con los beneficios pagar los gastos escolares de su hijo.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 233
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,587,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
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This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,475 helped Mery to buy beauty salon furniture and products, and using the profits, pay her son's school fees.
58% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Jul 18, 2014
Listed
Aug 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible