Benjamin is a long-standing, reliable client. His loan history demonstrates his punctuality and responsibility. He makes petticoats (intimate apparel for the women of town). He puts the petticoats together in his home with the help of his wife, Martha. She has a shop in the 16 de Julio market in the city of El Alto, and she's open for sales on Thursdays and Sundays. They also travel to Desaguadero (a city on the border with Peru) to sell their petticoats. The couple has three small children who are still in school. They work together as a team with their children, who help out where they can in the family business; on their days off or their vacations they help their parents with production. This loan will be invested in the purchase of wholesale rolls of cloth.
EL SEÑOR BENJAMIN ES UN CLIENTE ANTIGUO Y PUNTUAL, EN SU HISTORIAL CREDITICIO DEMUESTRA PUNTUALIDAD Y RESPONSABILIDAD; EL SEÑOR SE DEDICA A LA CONFECCION DE ENAGUAS (PRENDAS INTIMAS DE LAS MUJERES DEL PUEBLO), EL CONFECCIONA SUS ENAGUAS EN SU MISMO DOMICILIO JUNTO A LA AYUDA DE SU ESPOSA MARTHA, ELLA TIENE SU PUESTO EN LA FERIA 16 DE JULIO, CIUDAD DE EL ALTO, LOS DIAS JUEVES Y DOMINGOS A LA VENTA. TAMBIEN VIAJAN A DESAGUADERO (CIUDAD FRONTERIZA CON LA REPUBLICA DEL PERU) PARA REALIZAR LA VENTA DE SUS ENAGUAS, ELLOS TRABAJAN EN EQUIPO JUNTO A SUS HIJOS PEQUEÑOS QUE DE ALGUNA FORMA AYUDAN AL TRABAJO FAMILIAR. LA PAREJA TIENE 3 HIJOS PEQUEÑOS QUE AUN ESTAN ESTUDIANDO ELLOS, EN SUS DIAS LIBRE O EN SUS VACACIONES AYUDAN A LA CONFECCION A SUS PADRES. EL CREDITO SERA INVERTIDO EN LA COMPRA DE ROLLOS DE TELA POR MAYOR.
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.