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Mary Shirley

Update on Mary Shirley

Mary is a long-time member of our institution and she is in her second loan cycle.
Mary is married and has 2 small daughters and they live in a family home. Her business is a bakery and she bakes cakes for all types of events (birthdays, baptisms, weddings, etc). She has had her business for more than 5 years and she will use the requested loan to buy ingredients to make the cakes such as flour and milk, and the balance to pay off a debt. Her business is going very well and is growing. Mary is very hard-working and appreciative of the institution that is offering her the support.
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La señora Mary es socia antigua de nuestra institución ya que se encuentra en su segunda secuencia, ella es casada y tiene 2 hijas pequeñas, vive en casa familiar. La Señora tiene el negocio de repostería y que entrega a pedido tortas para todo acontecimiento (cumpleaños, bautizo, matrimonios, etc); su negocio tiene una antigüedad de mas de 5 años y el crédito que solicitó es para compra de insumos para la elaboración de sus tortas, como harina y leche y el saldo es para el pago de una deuda, le va muy bien con su actividad ya que el negocio esta creciendo, es una persona muy trabajadora agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado

Previous Loan Details

Sra. Mary is a long-time member of Emprender who is participating in her second loan cycle. She is married and lives in the family home with her two young daughters. Sra. Mary has a pastry business in which she delivers cakes for all types of events including birthdays, baptisms, weddings, and ... More from Mary Shirley's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mary Shirley to buy ingredients to bake cakes such as flour and milk, and to use the balance to pay off a debt.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 10, 2011
Jan 9, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013