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Maria Luisa

Update on Maria Luisa

María is 32 years old. She works selling food and does this from 5:00pm until 9:00pm everyday. She lives with her older siblings and works to pay her expenses. She does not have family (husband or children) - she is single. She lives in a family home in the Santiago area of the city of El Alto. She will use the loan money to buy bulk supplies for making the meals she sells such as rice, noodles, potatoes and oil as, at this time of year, the cost of supplies starts increasing and she wants to have enough supplies that she doesn't run out.
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La señora María cuenta tiene 32 años se dedica a la venta de comida ella realiza esta actividad desde horas. 17:00 a 21:00 todos los días, ella vive con sus hermanos mayores trabaja para costear sus costos propios ella no cuenta con familia ( esposo e hijos) es soltera vive en casa familiar en la zona de Santiago en la ciudad de El Alto, el dinero del crédito lo utilizara en la compra de insumos para la elaboración de sus comidas como arroz, fideo, papa y aceite en cantidad, ya que esta época empiezan a subir los insumos y desea tener almacenado para que no le falte.

Previous Loan Details

Maria has two businesses:the main one is selling food between 5 and 9 pm. She lives with her older siblings and works to cover her own expenses. She doesn’t have a family (husband and children)-she is single. Her second business is sewing. She has her own sewing machine and she works accordin... More from Maria Luisa'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.

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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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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 $1,200 helped Maria Luisa to buy supplies such as rice, noodles, and potatoes.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 14, 2012
Sep 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 27, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Maria Luisa. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2012. Learn More