Update on Juan MarceloJuan is thirty-four, single, and lives with his family in his parents' house. He has an upholstery workshop, where he upholsters chairs, couches and a variety of other products. He's been in business for five years and says he always makes the customers happy.
Juan will use this loan is to buy rolls of leatherette, sponges, etc. He is a longtime client of Emprender and is a responsible and hardworking person. He's doing quite well in his work, has lots of customers, and is very well-known for the high quality finish of his products. He's very happy for and appreciative of the opportunity the work brings him; it allows him to improve the quality of life for his whole family.
Previous Loan DetailsSr. Juan lives with his family at the home of his parents. He has an upholstery workshop where he covers chairs, sofas, and a variety of other pieces. Juan says that his customers are always pleased with his work. He is single and has been in business for five years. This loan will be us... More from Juan Marcelo's previous loan »
About EmprenderEmprender 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.
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