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Valerio works everyday repairing shoes. He provides services such as replacing heel pieces and resoling, among other repairs. He has done this kind of work for 11 years.

Valerio is not married but lives with his significant other, with whom he has three children who are currently in school. With his business income, Valerio supports his family. They own their home, located in a zone known as Sud Alto Pagador, which is far from the city.

With this loan, Valerio will buy a sewing machine to improve his shoe repair services.
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El señor Valerio realiza reparación de calzados se ubica en una zona donde diariamente sale a hacer sus trabajos de composturas, cambios de tapillas y suelas, cambios de plantas entre otros, el señor tiene 11 años de antigüedad en este oficio; no es casado pero convive con su pareja, con la cual tienen 3 hijos que se encuentran estudiando; con esta actividad trabaja para sustentar a su familia; vive en domicilio propio que se encuentra en la zona sud alto pagador una zona alejada de la ciudad; el préstamo que solicita es para la compra de una maquina de coser para mejorar sus servicios de zapatería.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 144
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,368,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Valerio buy a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 30, 2011
Oct 22, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013