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Mrs. Ángela sells seasoning. For example, she offers MSG (to flavor foods) and chiles (to grind and give color and spice to minced meat), as well as freeze-dried potatoes, dried potatoes, which accompany different traditional dishes in La Paz, and garlic. She also brings dried peaches that she uses to make soft drinks and blankets to central squares to sell. She travels every Friday to sell her products at a fair in Desaguadero, which is a town on the border with Perú. Many vendors come to this fair from both Perú and Bolivia. She sells her products wholesale, and as retail merchandise in El Alto and in different markets in La Paz. She lives in Alto Miraflores Barrio Ferroviario (her neighborhood) in her own home. Mrs. Ángela does not have any children, and she lives with her husband, who is very responsible. Her goals include improving her life, working hard, and getting along with her neighbors. The money from this loan will be used to buy construction materials to complete the finishing work on her kitchen. She is thankful for the institution for the support they have offered her.
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La Sra. Ángela vende condimentos; ajinomoto (condimento para dar sabor a las comidas), aji en vaina ( para moler en batan y dar color y picante en los jigotes), también tuntas (papa deshidratada), chuños (papa deshidratada que acompaña a diferentes platos típicos de La Paz), ajo; trae también duraznos secos que se utiliza para hacer frescos de kisa y frazadas de plaza y media como de dos plazas, ella viaja todos los viernes por sus productos al Desaguadero frontera con el Perú es una feria concurrida por muchos comerciantes tanto como del Perú y Bolivia. Los productos que ella trae los vende por mayor y al detalle en El Alto como en los diferentes mercados de La Paz. Vive en Alto Miraflores Barrio Ferroviario su casa es propia. La Sra. Ángela no tiene hijos vive con su esposo es una persona muy responsable con muchos deseos de superación, trabajadora, se lleva bien con sus vecinos, el dinero del crédito lo utilizara en la compra de material de construcción para la culminación de la obra fina de su cocina, esta agradecida con la institución por el poyo brindado.

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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
  • 123
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Angela to complete construction on the finishing work for her kitchen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2010
Jan 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013