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Bertha, 58, has children who are already independent. She sells basic staple items like groceries from place to place. She sells to stores and markets on credit and collects payment weekly and bi-weekly. This loan is her second sequence in the institution and Bertha will use it to buy merchandise like rice and sugar at wholesale. Her reason for requesting the loan is the need to stock her business because she has many pending orders. The business challenge Bertha faces is the local economy’s fluctuations. She will use profits to continue buying assorted merchandise. Her wish for her business is to eventually have a large store.
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La Sra. Bertha tiene 58 años, con hijos ya independientes, ella se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad como abarrotes de manera ambulante entrega a tiendas y mercados a crédito y va a cobrar de manera semanal y quincenal, este préstamo es su segunda secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Bertha utilizara este préstamo para la compra de mercadería abarrotes por mayor como arroz y azúcar, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es necesidad de surtir su negocio ya que tiene muchos pedidos, la Sra. Bertha enfrenta retos en su negocio que son desbalances en la economía local, ella va a utilizar los beneficios en seguir comprando mercadería surtida. Su deseo por su negocio es que a la larga tener una tienda grande.

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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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Bertha to buy food staples.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 14, 2012
Aug 20, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013