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Ermelinda was born in the locality Magdalena - Itenez - Beni. She is 50 years-old and married. Currently she lives in the area Santa Cruz. She makes a living baking homemade bread, baked empanadas, and fried empanadas. She has sold them in her home and also has delivered them to different stores in her area to sell for ten years. She has five children of which two are dependent; the other three are already independent. She demonstrates being responsible and very hardworking. The loan granted to her is for buying supplies (flour, butter, sugar, and other things) for her business. She is very thankful for the institution for trusting her and giving her the opportunity to make her business grow.
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La señora Ermelinda, es nacida en la localidad de Magdalena - Itenez - Beni tiene 50 años y es casada, actualmente vive en la zona Santa Cruz, Ella se dedica a la elaboración de pan casero, empanas al horno y empanadas fritas. Los comercializa en su mismo domicilio y también reparte a diferentes tiendas de su zona hace 10 años. Tiene 5 hijos de los cuales solo 2 son dependientes y los otros tres son ya independientes, La señora demuestra ser responsable y muy trabajadora. El crédito otorgado a la señora es para la compra de insumos (harina, manteca, azúcar y otros) para su negocio. La señora esta muy agradecida con la institución por confiar en ella y pode darle la oportunidad de hacer crecer su negocio.

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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
  • 123
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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 $500 helped Ermelinda to have work capital (to buy supplies like flour and butter for her business).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 27, 2012
Feb 29, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2013