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Giovana Lizette
Ms. Giovana is a very enterprising woman who began working at the age of seven helping her mother sell softdrinks. With time she took over responsibility for her mother's business selling "api" (Andean breakfast drink) with cakes and pastry. Previously she worked with the Manos Unidas communal bank where she began with a minimal amount. For two years she has been working with an individual loan and making payments on time.

Giovana also has a stall in the city's Christmas Fair in the the city of La Paz where she can make an additional income. Now she works in the afternoon and studies at the university in the morning. She wants to become totally independent and help her mother retire. She lives with her mother and helps out with household expenses. The requested loan is to buy quinoa, white flour, sugar and oil at wholesale prices and also wants to buy a sign and furniture for her business. Her dream is of a better future for herself, her younger sister and her mother.
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La Sra. Giovana es una persona muy emprendedora que desde sus siete años comenzó a trabajar ayudando a su mamá en la venta de refrescos, con el tiempo se hizo cargo del negocio de su mamá vendiendo api con pastel y/o con buñuelo, anteriormente trabajó en el grupo solidario manos unidas donde comenzó con un monto mínimo, hace dos años trabaja con crédito individual demostrando puntualidad en sus pagos, también Giovana tiene un puesto en la feria de navidad en la ciudad de la paz donde tiene ingresos adicionales, actualmente trabaja por las tardes en su negocio y por las mañanas estudia en la universidad , ella quiere independizarse totalmente y lograr que su mamá ya no trabaje, vive en casa de su mamá y le ayuda en los gastos familiares, el crédito que solicita ahora en emprender es para comprar harina morada , harina blanca, azúcar y aceite al por mayor, también comprará un letrero y muebles en su negocio, piensa en un futuro mejor para ella, su hermana menor y su mamá.

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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
  • 125
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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 $1,200 helped Giovana Lizette to buy supplies and improve sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 6, 2011
May 25, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2012