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Señora Paulina lives in El Torno. She was born in the department of Potosi, mining capital of Bolivia. Her activity is the sale of vegetables in the supply market of the city of Santa Cruz. The supply market is one of the most frequented markets of the city, because of the economical prices offered by the vendors. Señora Paulina has been dedicated to this work for about 30 years. The loan will be used to purchase vegetables and wood, since her husband is a carpenter. Her children are independent and live on their own and, for their age, they are reasonably self-sustaining. She is grateful to the institution for the support they have offered to her.
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La Sra. Paulina vive en el torno, es nacida en el departamento de Potosí, capital minera de Bolivia, su actividad es la venta de verdura en el mercado abasto de la ciudad de Santa Cruz, el mercado abasto uno de los mercados mas concurridos de la Ciudad por sus precios económicos en los que venden los productos, la Sra. Paulina hace unos 30 años que se dedica a este negocio, el destino del crédito es para la compra de verduras y madera ya que su esposo es carpintero, sus hijos son independientes por lo que ellos viven solo, y para su edad son auto sostenibles, se sienten agradecido con la institución por el apoyo que se le ha 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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Paulina to buy vegetables wholesale.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 30, 2010
Jan 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2012