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Maria owns a large store that offers many basic goods. She also sells sausages, ice cream, drinks, and soda. The store has a phone booth as well. For the past 4 years Maria has rented a home with her husband, who is a metal worker (for car bodywork), and their 2 children. The loan will be invested in the purchase of a refrigerator to keep the sodas, ice cream and sausages in.
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La señora tiene una tienda bastante grande en la cual cuenta con bastantes productos de primera necesidad, tambien vende embutidos, helados,bebidas gaseosas,tambien tiene cabina de llamadas. La señora Maria vive en alquiler con su esposo que es chapista (arreglo de autos)y sus 2 hijos, ya vive mas de 4 años en esa casa. El credito invertira en la compra de heladeras para la venta de refrescos ,helados y embutidos.

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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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $575 helped Maria working capital for business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2009
Oct 31, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010