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Maribel is 22 years and makes a living selling fish. Her husband is a fisherman, and she sells the fish that he catches on Lake Titicaca. They live on an island in the lake, which is a tourist center in the department of La Paz, offering local crafts made from reeds and wool. The majority of the inhabitants make a living in fishing and tourism. This is her first loan with this institution, and Maribel plans to use it to purchase a bigger fishing boat and nets. She sells her fish in the city of La Paz, and with this new boat she wants to increase her production and satisfy her customers' demands. Maribel is a person with a desire to move up in life, and she feels happy and grateful for the institution for providing support because her business is her only source of income and she needs to maintain it.
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La Sra. Maribel tiene 22 años, se dedica a la venta de pescado su esposo es pescador y ella comercializa el pescado que su esposo pesca en el lago Titicaca, ellos viven en una isla Del lago Titicaca, centro turístico del departamento de La Paz donde ofrecen al público artesanías de totoras y en lana, la mayoría de los habitantes de esta isla se dedican a la pesca y el turismo, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, La Sra. Maribel va a usar este préstamo para la compra de una bote pesquero de mayor capacidad y redes, su producto de su pesca lo venden en la ciudad de La Paz y con este nuevo bote quiere incrementar su producción y así satisfacer la demandada de sus clientes, La Sra. Maribel es una persona con ganas de superación se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado ya que esta es la única fuente de ingresos que tienen para mantenerse.

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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
  • 127
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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 $1,000 helped Maribel to purchase a boat and nets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
18 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 15, 2012
Dec 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 26, 2014