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Martina Martha
“Martina has sold meat in one of La Paz’s most crowded markets for over 30 years. This is her only source of income for herself and her two daughters.

Martina is a very good client; she has had no late payments and is very responsible. The loan will be used to improve her butcher shop. She will buy a new refrigerator for the meat and with any leftover funds will increase her working capital in order to provide better customer service.

She is very hard working and is always thinking of ways to improve her quality of life. She is very grateful to the institution for the support given.”
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"La Sra. Martina tiene como actividad la venta de carne en un mercado muy populoso de la ciudad de La Paz, esta actividad la realiza por mas de 30 años constituyéndose en la fuente de ingreso para ella y sus dos hijas, la señora Martina es un buena cliente, no presenta atrasos en sus pagos, es muy responsable. El destino del crédito es para mejorar su carnicería con la compra de un nuevo conservador refrigerador para la carne y lo que resta para aumentar su capital de trabajo así de esta manera brindar una mejor atención para su clientela, es muy trabajadora y siempre pensando en mejorar su calidad de vida, esta muy agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado."

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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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martina Martha to buy a refrigerator.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 24, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011