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Juan works in the production of small cakes such as gipsy pastry cones, fruit gels, and sandwich cookies that later are sold in the markets and fairs of the city of Cochabamba.

The setting where the production takes place is in his own residence located in a peri-urban zone of Cochabamba located in the south. He started this business 2 years ago.

He lives with his wife and their 2 children in their rented home.

The loan that his is asking for is to buy the necessary supplies in order to increase his production. He says that in season he raises the prices of his product because of the necessity of supplying raw material such as flour and butter.
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El señor juan se dedica a la producción de masitas como ser: conos brazos gitanos. Gel fruta, alfajores los cuales posteriormente los comercializa en los mercados y ferias de la ciudad Cochabamba, el ambiente donde realiza la producción es en su propio domicilio ubicado en villa Israel una zona periurbana de Cochabamba ubicada al sud , emprendió esta actividad hace 2 años, vive junto a su esposa y sus 2 hijos en su domicilio en alquiler ; el préstamo que solicita es para realizar la compra de insumos necesarios para incrementar su producción el señor indica que por la temporada los productos alzan su precio por lo que necesita proveerse con materia prima como harina y manteca.

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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
  • 108
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Juan to buy flour, sugar, butter, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 23, 2011
Jan 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013