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Edith is 27 years old. She has one child who is 5 years old. She makes a living selling bagged potato chips. She offers her products to different neighborhood stores and schools where she already has customers. Edith is going to use this loan to purchase building materials for home improvement.

Edith faces challenges in her business such as having to get up very early in order to go drop off her products. She is going to use the profits on the purchase of supplies to continue improving in her business and to be able to further expand and thus to be able to save and get ahead. Edith’s wish is to be able to open her shop where she can offer her products.

Edith is a young person with a desire for improvement. She feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support provided.
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La Sra. Edith tiene 27 años, tiene un hijo que tiene la edad de 5 años, ella se dedica a la venta de papas fritas embolsadas, ella ofrece sus productos a distintas tiendas de barrio y colegios donde ya tiene clientela, La Sra. Edith va a usar este préstamo para compra de material de construcción para el mejoramiento de su casa, La Sra. Edith enfrenta retos en su negocio que son el tener que levantarse muy temprano para ir a dejar sus productos, ella va a utilizar los beneficios en la compra de insumos para seguir mejorando en su negocio y poder expandirse más y así poder ahorrar, y salir adelante. Su deseo de La Sra. Edith es poder abrir su tienda donde pueda ofrecer sus productos, La Sra. Edith es una persona joven con ganas de superación se siente feliz y agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado.

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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 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
  • 154
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,657,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Edith to purchase building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 15, 2013
Mar 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 22, 2014