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Update on Irma

Irma lives in the community of Pampa el Coscal, 40km from El Torno. She lives with her partner Víctor, and has six children who are already grown up. They live and work on the same piece of land. They farm, growing corn, watermelons, etc.

The loan she has requested is for planting watermelon and corn, and for everything involved in the preparation of the land. Things went well with the previous loan. The entire family works together farming. Irma takes everything they grow to the market in El Torno to sell, directly from producer to consumer.

They are a very close-knit and hard-working family. Irma is very proud of her children, as they help her in this work in a very self-sacrificing way.
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La Sra. Irma vive en la comunidad de Pampa el Coscal distante a 40 km de el Torno, convive con el Sr. Víctor tiene 6 hijos ya grandes, ellos viven y trabajan en su misma parcela, ellos se dedican a la agricultura, siembran maíz, sandia, etc. El crédito que ha solicitado es para la siembra de sandia y maíz y todo lo que implica el preparado de la tierra, ya que con el anterior crédito le fue muy bien, toda la familia trabaja junta en la agricultura, todo lo que ellos siembran la Sra. Irma lo sacan a vender al mercado de el torno, directamente del productor al consumidor, son una familia muy unida y trabajadora, la Sra. Irma está muy orgullosa de sus hijos ya que le ayudan en esta actividad muy sacrificada.

Previous Loan Details

Señora Irma lives in the community of Pampa el Coscal, 40 km from Torno. She lives together with Víctor. They have 6 children who are already grown. They live and work their own plot of land. They are dedicated to agriculture, growing corn, watermelon, etc. The loan that she has requested is f... More from Irma'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.

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About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 129
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Irma to prepare the land and plant corn.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 14, 2012
Jun 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Irma. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2011. Learn More