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Bertha, 59, is married and has a 12-year-old son. She works making clothes. She’s been doing so for several years. She manufactures surgical scrubs and doctors’ gowns. Her workshop is located at home in the Tejar zone. This loan is her first sequence in the institution and Bertha is going to use it to buy fabric, basting and buttons to make gowns at wholesale. Her reason for requesting this loan is to increase investment capital because she has contracts with hospitals she needs to fill as well as with various street markets where they sell her clothes.

The business challenge Bertha faces is increasing income. She plans to use profits to invest in the purchase of good quality clothes making supplies so she can fill more customer orders. Bertha is a very hardworking person who feels happy and grateful to the institution for the support provided.
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La Sra. Bertha tiene 59 años, casada con un hijo que tiene la edad de 12 años, se dedica a la confección de prendas de vestir desde hace ya varios años ella confecciona ropa Quirófano, batas para doctores, su taller se encuentra en su mismo domicilio que es en la en la zona del Tejar. Este préstamo es su Primera secuencia dentro de la institución, La Sra. Bertha va a utilizar este préstamo para la compra de telas, escrach y botones para la confección de batas por mayor, Su razón para solicitar este préstamo es para incremento de capital de inversión ya que ella tiene contratos con hospitales a los que entrega el producto terminado, como también entrega a distintas ferias donde venden ropa, La Sra. Bertha enfrenta retos en su negocio que son aumentar sus ingresos y va a utilizar los beneficios invirtiendo en la compra de materiales para la confección de prendas de buena calidad y así tener más pedidos de clientes. , La Sra. Bertha es una persona muy trabajadora 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 133
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,276,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $825 helped Bertha to buy fabric and other sewing supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2013
Mar 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014