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Asunta is a new client of EMPRENDER. She is the mother of one of EMPRENDER's most longstanding clients. Asunta lives in the city of El Alto. She has a business selling coca leaves. Coca (Erythroxylum Coca) has been used as a medicinal plant for centuries, especially in the Andean culture. Asunta brings the coca leaves by the quintal (46 kilograms). She brings them through the Yungas, (subtropical valleys located in the foothills of the Andes), 2 days a week and sells them in the coca market. The loan she is requesting is to purchase coca at wholesale from a person who has a license to sell coca. Asunta is a very hardworking person who exerts herself a lot, since the trip from the Yungas is long and the road is very treacherous as it is known to have many fatal accidents. But she stays strong so that she can get ahead.
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La señora Asunta es cliente nueva de la institución ella es la mama de uno de nuestros clientes mas antiguos de la institución, la señora Asunta vive en la ciudad de El Alto la señora asunta se dedica a la venta de coca (La hoja de coca (Erythroxylum Coca) es utilizada como planta medicinal desde hace siglos, especialmente en las culturas andinas), La Sra. Asunta Trae la coca por Takes(quintales) los cuales los trae de los yungas dos veces por semana los cuales los comercializa en el mercado de la coca el crédito que esta solicitando es para la compra de coca por mayor a persona que tiene licencia para la venta de coca, la Sra. Asunta es una persona muy trabajadora, se esfuerza mucho ya que el viaje a la localidad de los yungas es largo y por la carretera muy peligrosa por ser una camino muy accidentado, pero ella siempre fuerte, para salir adelante.

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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
  • 136
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $675 helped Asunta to buy 46 kg sacks of coca leaves.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 16, 2011
Jan 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013