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Mercedes is 55 years old. She is a widow and has two children, who are now independent. Mercedes makes a living selling food from a stall at a bus stop in a heavily frequented area of the city of El Alto. She is a very hard-working person who, with dedication, is little by little gaining more stability, solvency and also becoming popular because she is well known with her customers for always giving them very friendly service. With this loan Mercedes will buy a cooker for making her food. She knows that with a lot of effort she can grow more and earn more money for the well-being of her family and herself.
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La señora Mercedes tiene 55 años es viuda tiene dos hijos ya independientes, ella se dedica a la venta de comida tiene su puesto de venta que se encuentra en un aparada de micros en una de las zonas más concurridas de la ciudad de El Alto, La señora Mercedes es una persona muy trabajadora que con dedicación poco a poco va adquiriendo estabilidad y solvencia y también popularidad por que es muy conocida por sus clientes ya que La señora Mercedes les atiende muy amablemente, con el dinero del crédito comprara una cocina para la elaboración de sus comidas, la cliente cuenta que con mucho esfuerzo se puede crecer más y así seguir haciéndose de patrimonio para el bienestar de su familia y también personal.

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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
  • 113
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Mercedes to buy a new cooker.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2013
Mar 1, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014