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Mery is 28 years old, single and has a 4-year-old son. She makes a living selling clothing outdoors. This is her first loan with this institution, and she plans to use it to purchase pants for carnival parties, where she has a lot of sales. Mery confronts business risks like competition and high margins by reinvesting in her business, like she did with the profits from a previous loan. Mery's wish is to grow her business and expand to household appliances, which are brought in from the city of Oruro but require more capital. Mery feels grateful for your support.
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Mery tiene 28 años y es soltera con 1 hijo que tiene 4 años. Se dedica a la venta de ropa de manera ambulante, Este préstamo es el primer crédito que tiene con la institución, la Sra. Mery usara este préstamo para la compra de mercadería pantalones para estas fiestas de carnaval donde tiene mucha venta, la Sra. Mery enfrenta retos en su negocio que son competencia y alza de precios utilizara los beneficios reinvertirlos en su negocio como hizo con las ganancias del anterior crédito. El deseo de la Sra. Mery es hacer crecer su negocio y ampliar sus productos a electrodomésticos ya que traería dichos productos de la ciudad de Oruro pero esto después ya que necesita más capital, La Sra. Mery se siente agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mery to purchase pants for carnival parties.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2012
Feb 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2013