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Update on Martha

Martha has a business selling cold cuts and meats. She sells a variety of basic household products and has run her business for four years.
She is 57 years old, separated from her husband, and has two children who are adults, live independently, and help her in her business. Martha always has the best cold cuts to offer her customers. She lives in Alto Pampahasi district, 25 minutes from the city center. She currently works hard to have good capital and merchandise available. Right now, her sausage sales are increasing and she has to increase her orders. For this reason, she is requesting a loan to buy a delicatessen machine with which to cut her cold meats. She is a very hard-working and kind person and, since she has taken out loans with Emprender, she has shown herself to be punctual and responsible.
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La Sra. Martha, tiene una frial - carnicería donde ofrece variedad de productos de primera necesidad, tienen este negocio hace cuatro años, ella tiene 57 años esta separada de su esposo y tiene 2 hijos ya mayores e independientes que le ayudan en el negocio, la Sra. Martha siempre tiene los mejores productos en embutidos para ofrecer a sus clientes. Ella vive en la zona de alto Pampahasi que esta ubicada a 25 minutos del centro de la ciudad. Ella trabaja actualmente mucho para tener un buen capital y mercadería. Pero ya que en estas fechas incrementa su venta de salchichas tiene que incrementar sus pedidos por esta razón solicita el crédito para la compra de una maquina fiambrera para cortar embutidos. Ella es una persona muy trabajadora y amable y en el tiempo que trabaja con créditos de emprender siempre a demostrado ser puntual y responsable.

Previous Loan Details

On June 24th of each year, Bolivia celebrates the Festival of San Juan. Part of the tradition involves building bonfires and eating sausages (hot dogs). Sra. Martha has many customers around this holiday since she operates a meat locker and butcher shop. She always has the best cured meats for... More from Martha'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
  • 119
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martha to buy a delicatessen machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 28, 2012
Feb 22, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012