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Sra. Felicia is 46 years old and a single mother with four children (ages 22, 19, 17, and 12). She prepares and sells food from her vending stall, which is located at one of the busiest markets in the city of Cochabamba. This loan is her fourth cycle with Emprender. Sra. Felicia will use this loan to buy construction materials for remodeling her vending stall so that she can provide greater comfort for her customers. She has many customers and tries to treat them with great friendliness and respect. Her food is also well-prepared. Sra. Felicia faces challenges in her business, such as dealing with competition from other people who also sell food. By utilizing the benefits of this loan, she will be able to provide greater comfort for her family through the purchase of appliances for her home.

Felicia is grateful to Emprender for giving her opportunities to improve her quality of life. In the photograph, Sra. Felicia is shown with her daughter who helps her with making sales.

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La Sra. Felicia tiene 46 años y es madre soltera con 4 hijos que son de las edades de 22-19-17 y 12 años, se dedica a la venta y elaboración de comida, ella tiene su puesto de venta que se encuentra en uno de los mercados más concurridos de la ciudad de Cochabamba, este préstamo es su cuarta secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Felicia utilizara este préstamo para la compra de material de construcción para la remodelación de su puesto de venta y tasi brindar una mayor comodidad a sus clientes, la Sra. Felicia tiene mucha clientela ya que trata a su clientes con mucha amabilidad y respeto y también por la buena elaboración de sus comidas la Sra. Felicia enfrenta retos en su negocio que son competencia de otras personas que se dedican a la venta también de comida, va a utilizar los beneficios en brindar mayor comodidad a su familia comprando electrodomésticos para su casa, se siente feliz ya gradecida con la institución ya que gracias a estas oportunidades que le brindan mejoro de gran manera su calidad de vida. En la foto la Sra. Felicia se encuentra en compañía de su hija quien también le ayuda a vender.

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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
  • 108
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Felicia to buy construction materials for remodeling her vending stall.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 24, 2012
May 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013