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Lucila sells food in the El Tejar area, in her in-laws house. She lives in the city of El Alto and every day she goes down to the city to sell her food in order to earn income for the construction of her home. Her dream is to see her house finished.

She has five children, and two still live with her and her husband, who is employed in a city supermarket in La Paz. She is very hardworking and is very content to be given a loan that will help her improve her courtyard for the rainy season.

In the area where she sells her food she is well known as she has very tasty food and this is why she has lots of clients.
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La Señora Lucila se dedica a la venta de comida en la zona de El Tejar, en la casa de sus suegros, ella vive en la ciudad de El Alto donde diariamente baja a la ciudad a vender su comida para generar ingresos para la construcción de su domicilio, su sueño es ver terminada su casa tiene 5 hijos de los cuales 2 aún viven con ella y su esposo quien es empleado en un Supermercado de la Ciudad de La Paz, ella es muy trabajadora y esta muy contenta por acceder al préstamo ya que ayudara a mejorar su patio para estas épocas de lluvia. En la zona donde ella vende su comida es muy conocida ya que tiene muy buen sazón sus platillos, y por tal motivo tiene mucha clientela.

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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
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,657,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lucila to invest in the courtyard repairs of her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2011
Jan 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013