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Cinthia Mercedes
Mrs. Cinthia is a hardworking young woman. She sells “masitas” (a type of pastry), which she prepares from her home. Her specialty is "Llauchas", a large empanada filled with lots of cheese. She also bakes pies and cakes for birthdays and weddings.

She lives in a house on #5 Pampahasi Street with her husband Omar and their two young children. Cinthia started her business two years ago and is requesting a loan so that she can open a store where she can sell more pastries. She is very responsible at her work and dedicated to her family.

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La señora Cinthia es una persona joven y muy trabajadora. Se dedica a la venta de masitas (pastele), ella prepara las masitas en su casa y su especialidad son las "Llauchas" (empanadas con queso), una especie de empanada grande y con mucho queso. Además también hace pasteles y tortas para cumpleaños y matrimonios. Vive en su casa de la Calle 5 de Pampahasi junto a su esposo Omar y sus dos hijos pequeños. Cinthia inició esta actividad hace dos años y actualmente solicita el crédito para una tienda que funcionará como puesto adicional de venta de las masitas. Ella es una persona muy responsable con su trabajo y dedicada con su familia.

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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
  • 136
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Cinthia Mercedes purchase two display cases and pay 3 months rent.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 10, 2009
Jul 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009