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Flora is 51 years old, married, and has three children ages 28, 23, and 17. She sells primary needs products such as soft drinks, cookies, fired pork rinds, and things that travelers need to travel to the Yunga mountains. Her store is located in the Villa Fátima zone. This will be her first loan thorough the institution and she will use the money to buy merchandise such as candy and soft drinks, and also a display case to display her products.

She is asking for this loan because she is short on cash. Flora faces challenges in her business, including completion from others who sell in the same location. This affects her sales. She also can’t leave her business unattended because of the number of thieves in the area. She will use the money from this loan to buy more merchandise for her store so that she has more products to sell. Her desire is to help her children become independent and responsible.
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la Sra. Flora tiene 51 años y es Casada con 3 hijos que son de las edades de 28, 23 y 17 años, ella se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad , donde Vende Refrescos Pilas, Galletas, chicharrones y todo lo que sirve para los viajeros que viajan a los Yungas en su tienda de barrio que se encuentran en la zona de Villa Fátima, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Flora va a usar este préstamo para la compra de mercadería, como dulces y refrescos y también para la compra de un mostrador para exhibir sus productos para su negocio, Su razón para solicitar este préstamo la falta de efectivo, la Sra. Flora enfrenta retos en su negocio que son los ambulantes que venden en el mismo lugar que ella, lo cual perjudica su venta porque no puede dejar su negocio debido a la abundancia de ladrones por la zona y va a utilizar los beneficios en seguir comprando mercadería para surtir su tienda, para vender sus productos. Su deseo es ayudar a sus hijos menores a ser independientes y responsables.

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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
  • 123
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $725 helped Flora to buy inventory.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 4, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013