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Marcelina, 35, is married and has three children who are 8, 4, and 2 years of age. She works making food to sell; she sells fried chicken in a stand located in the Primero de Mayo neighborhood. She does very well with this activity since her business is in a strategic location. This will be her first loan with the institution.

Marcelina lives in Sacaba where water is scarce most of the time. Water must be purchased at moderate prices from tank trucks that come by the various neighborhoods. Because of this, she requests a loan to install a water tank to be able to have water in storage since one of the main reasons for installing a water tank is to have water available in storage and then to install piping to bring water to the various spots where it’s needed like the toilet, shower and kitchen. This is very useful because the tank trucks come by only once a week and sometimes her family is left without this liquid which is essential in every home. By installing the tank, Marcelina will greatly improve her quality of life and this is why she’s very grateful for the opportunity she’s being given.
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La Sra. Marcelina tiene 35 años y es casada tiene tres hijos que son de las edades de 8, 4 y 2 años, se dedica a la elaboración y venta de comida ella vende chicharrón de pollo en su puesto de venta que se encuentra ubicado en la zona Primero de Mayo, le va muy bien con esta actividad ya que su negocio se encuentra en un lugar estratégico, este préstamo es el primero que tiene dentro de la institución, la Sra. Marcelina vive en la localidad de Sacaba donde escasea el agua la mayor parte del tiempo se compra agua de las cisternas que ofrecen agua por cada zona a un precio módico, por este motivo el solicito este préstamo para la construcción de un tanque de agua para poder tener reserva de agua ya que una de las principales acciones para la construcción de un Tanque de agua es para almacenar y distribuir el agua, construcción de cañerías que lleva el agua hasta las distintas dependencia como el baño, ducha y cocina y esto es de mucha utilidad ya que las cisternas van una vez a la semana y muchas veces su familia se queda sin agua y este liquido elemento es imprescindible en cada hogar y con la construcción de este tanque de agua la Sra. Marcelina mejorara de gran manera su calidad de vida, por este motivo se siente agradecido por esta oportunidad que le brindan.

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More information about this loan

This loan will help fund a new product Emprender has launched to provide clean drinking water and sanitary facilities to Bolivian families. Emprender is partnering with Fundación SODIS, an NGO specializing in water and sanitation access, to make this possible. SODIS identifies households that need water tanks, running water toilets, ecological toilets, water filters and water connections in underserved areas, and supervises their installation. Emprender works with SODIS to help finance these the infrastructure improvements.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,229,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.0
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,025 helped Marcelina to install a water tank.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 15, 2012
Sep 19, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2014