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Agustín is a carpenter. Sometimes he works on big contracts that take three to six months to complete like making built in units, window and door frames, etc. in buildings and hotels. He also works in private homes varnishing doors and windows. He is currently working making cedar window frames.

Agustín lives with his three children in an area that’s a distance away from the city of La Paz; he and his wife bought a piece of property with much effort where they built their house.

Because he currently leases some of the machinery he works with, Agustín wants to eventually own all the necessary equipment so that his income will improve thus providing a better future for his three children.

He is asking for funds to buy bricks and to pay labor costs to build more rooms onto his house thus providing more comfort for his family.
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El señor Agustín se dedica a la carpintería, en algunas ocasiones trabaja con contratos grandes que le toman tres a seis meses terminarlos como fabricación de muebles empotrados, marcos de ventanas, puertas, etc. En edificios y hoteles. También trabaja en casas particulares barnizando puertas y ventanas. Don Agustín vive con sus tres hijos en una zona alejada de la ciudad de La Paz, con mucho esfuerzo él y su esposa compraron un terreno donde construyeron su domicilio, ahora se encuentra trabajando en la fabricación de marcos de ventanas hechas de madera cedro, en un futuro don Agustín desea tener todo el equipo necesario porque por el momento alquila parte de la maquinaria con la cual trabaja, de esta manera tener más ingresos y dar un futuro mejor a sus tres hijos. Solicita el crédito para la compra de ladrillos y el pago a la mano de obra para dar mayor comodidad a su familia construyendo más cuartos en su domicilio.

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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
  • 122
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,670,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Agustin to buy building materials and supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 29, 2010
Nov 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2011