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Maria Luisa
Maria has two businesses:the main one is selling food between 5 and 9 pm. She lives with her older siblings and works to cover her own expenses. She doesn’t have a family (husband and children)-she is single. Her second business is sewing. She has her own sewing machine and she works according to the season. For example, when classes start, she makes skirts for school uniforms. She has great hopes of having her own sewing shop in the future and to be able to employ assistants. She lives in a family house in Santiago in El Alto. She will use the money from the loan to buy fabric since school sessions will start and she will make the uniforms.
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La señora María cuenta con dos actividades la actividad principal es la venta de comida ella realiza esta actividad desde horas. 17:00 a 21:00, ella vive con sus hermanos mayores trabaja para costear sus costos propios ella no cuenta con familia ( esposo e hijos) es soltera su segunda actividad es la costura tiene su maquina propia y trabaja de acuerdo a la época ejemplo en inicio de clases realiza uniforme de faldas escolares tiene muchas ganas de superación para mas adelante ya que desea tener su propio taller d costura y poder emplear mano de obra, vive en casa familiar en la zona de Santiago en el alto, el dinero del crédito lo utilizara en la compra de tela ya que pronto iniciaran las labores escolares y ella realizar uniformes escolares.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $525 helped Maria Luisa to buy fabric.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 14, 2011
Jan 10, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012