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Mrs. Fatys rents a stall and sells home-styled lunches, amongst the dishes that she serves daily include: peanut soup, spicy chicken, and steak. In the weekends she serves special plates like fried fish, baked fish, duck majadito (a mixture of beef jerky and rice served with a fried egg and a banana—typical dish of Santa Cruz), and others. She also sells sodas and prepares drinks like (dried peaches) and lemonade. She has the help of her two children to take care of her lodgings. Most of the competition that she has is in the two days of the street market (Tuesdays and Saturdays) that are two blocks from her pension.

Mrs. Fatys began this business two years ago when her family’s economic situation was getting complicated. She wanted to travel to another country to better her economic wellbeing like many others have done, but that would separate the family and decided to stay and work. She takes care of a pension with the help of her family and of her sister who offered her the store that she now rents because she has the income to take care of the rent as well as the necessities of her family.

Mrs. Fatys’ dream is to improve her business by providing new dishes since the store is very well located.

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La Sra.Fatys, alquila un ambiente para la venta de almuerzo familiar, entre los platos que ofrece a diario son: Sopa de maní, Picante de Pollo, bife y los fines de semana platos especiales como el Pescado frito, pescado al Horno, Majadito de pato (plato tipico de Santa Cruz) y otros. También cuenta con la venta de gaseosas, asi como la preparación de refrescos para la venta como el de Mocochinchi (durazno seco)y la Limonada. Cuenta con el apoyo de sus dos hijos para la atención de la pensión. La mayor competencia que tiene son los dos días de feria (martes y sábados) que se realiza a dos cuadras de la pensión.
La señora emprendió este negocio hace dos años atrás cuando la situación económica de su familia se ponía difícil, había tomado la decisión de viajar a otro país para mejorar su situación económica, como lo hicieron muchos, pero significaría la desintegración de su familia y decidió quedarse y trabajar atendiendo una pensión, contando con el apoyo de su familia y la de su hermana quien le ofreció la tienda, actualmente ahora ella alquila la tienda porque ya cuenta con ingresos para cubrir el alquiler como las necesidades de su familia.
El sueño que tiene la señora al margen de mejorar su negocio ofertar nuevos platos ya que la tienda se encuentra en una muy buena ubicación

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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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,050 helped Fatys to invest in fixed assets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 5, 2009
Oct 27, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011