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Elvira has a store located in the Munaypata zone of our city. Her home is located two blocks away, on the same street. She carries a large variety of products, despite the fact that the space she occupies is small. Elvira is married and has 3 daughters, ages 22, 15, and 12. They are all studying, one in the university and the other two in school. Her husband is a locksmith and works in the Obrajes zone of the city. They tell us they started with nothing and, through hard work, managed to buy a little house and put themselves in an acceptable financial situation.

They are very proud of their work, and always demonstrate responsibility with their loan payments. They are a very tight-knit family. Elvira’s wish is to see her daughters all become professionals. She will use the money from the loan to buy merchandise to supply her store. She is very grateful to Emprender and Kiva for the confidence they’ve shown in her by granting credit.
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La Sra. Elvira tiene una tienda ubicada en la zona D. Munaypata D. nuestra ciudad, su domicilio esta ubicado a dos cuadras en la misma calle, su negocio tiene una gran variedad D. productos a pesar D. que el espacio que ocupa es pequeño, la Sra. Elvira esta casada y tiene 3 hijas D. 22,15 y 12 años D. edad, ellas están estudiando, una en la universidad y las otras dos estan en colegio. Su esposo es cerrajero y trabaja en la zona D. Obrajes D. nuestra ciudad ellos según cuentan empezaron D. cero y trabajando consiguieron comprar su casita y ahora están en una situacion economica aceptable, ellos están muy orgullosos D. su trabajo y siempre muestran responsabilidad en sus pagos, son una familia muy unida, el deseo D. la Sra. Elvira es ver a sus hijas profesionales, con el dinero del credito comprara mercaderia para surtir su tienda, esta muy agradecida con Emprender y Kiva por la confianza brindada en la otorgacion del credito.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Elvira to invest in the purchase of various products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
9 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 24, 2010
Apr 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010