Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
Marcelino sells American clothing in a nighttime market in La Paz. He has a fixed location in the market. This market is known as the “Chinese Neighborhood” because second-hand goods are sold there and it is a place where you can buy anything.

Although clothing sales are the biggest part of his business, Marcelino also occasionally sells used cell phones. He would like to have some capital solely to invest in cell phones and take advantage of his sales location to start this parallel business. Marcelino is of “robust constitution,” which helps him avoid problems in this dangerous market.

View original language description ↓
El Sr. Marcelino tiene el negocio de venta de ropa americana en una feria nocturna de nuestra ciudad, el tiene un puesto fijo, este mercado donde vende es conocido como el barrio chino por ser un lugar donde se vende productos de segunda mano y ademas es un lugar donde se puede encontrar de todo, ademas de la actividad que tiene de venta de ropa americana que es de lo que recibe mayor ingreso tambien vende ocasionalmente celulares que le ofrecen a medio uso de oferta, el quiere tener un capital unicamente para celulares y aprovechar el puesto que tiene para iniciar paralelamente esta otra actividad, el es de constitucion robusta lo que le ayuda a no tener problemas en este mercado de mucho peligro.

Additional Information

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
  • 128
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $950 helped Marcelino buy cell phones.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 30, 2009
Dec 18, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010