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On June 24th of each year, Bolivia celebrates the Festival of San Juan. Part of the tradition involves building bonfires and eating sausages (hot dogs). Sra. Martha has many customers around this holiday since she operates a meat locker and butcher shop. She always has the best cured meats for celebrating the Festival of San Juan.

Martha lives in the District of Alto Pampahasi, which is located 25 minutes from the central part of the city. Her meat locker has been in operation for three years and she currently has sufficient capital and merchandise. As the date of the festival approaches, her sales increase since she is receiving more orders. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to buy sausages and cured meats.

Martha is a very responsible and friendly individual. Throughout the time she has worked with the loans from Emprender, she has always demonstrated that she is punctual and responsible.

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El 24 de junio de cada año se celebra en bolivia la festividad de san juan donde se tiene por tradición hacer fogatas y comer salchichas (hot dog). La Sra. Martha, en estas fiestas tiene varios clientes ya que ella tiene un frial - carnicería y siempre tiene los mejores productos en embutidos para celebrar san juan. Ella vive en la zona de alto pampahasi que esta ubicada a 25 minutos del centro de la ciudad. Ella trabaja con su frial desde hace 3 años y actualmente tiene buen capital y mercadería. Pero ya que en estas fechas incrementa su venta de salchichas tiene que incrementar sus pedidos por esta razón solicita el crédito para la compra de salchichas y embutidos. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora y amable y en el tiempo que trabaja con créditos de emprender siempre a demostrado ser puntual y responsable.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 134
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,349,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martha to purchase sausages and cured meats.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2011
Jul 18, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2012