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Modesta is 47 years old, married, and has two school-age children. Her business is selling sweaters and shawls made from alpaca wool to 'mujeres de polleras' (ladies who dress in traditional Bolivian style). Her sales location is in Alto de la Alianza district.

This loan is Modesta's first from the institution. She will use it to buy building materials as she would like to remodel an area in her home in which to keep her merchandise. She has lots of sweaters and shawls right now as she makes a lot of sales at this time of year. She also has orders which she will deliver to different markets in the city of El Alto.

Modesta's business challenges include stocking her business with enough merchandise. She will use the profits she makes in her business to continue making wholesale purchases of sweaters and shawls.
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La Sra. Modesta tiene 47 años, casada tiene dos hijos que se encuentran en edad escolar, ella se dedica a la venta de chompas y mantas de Alpaca para la mujeres de polleras, tiene su puesto de venta en la zona de Alto de la Alianza, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, la Sra. Modesta va a usar este préstamo para la compra de material de construcción ya que quiere refaccionar un ambiente en su domicilio para guardar su mercadería, ya que tiene chompas y mantas ya que por esta fechas tiene mucha venta también entrega pedidos a los distintos mercados de la ciudad de El Alto, la Sra. Modesta enfrenta retos en su negocio que son surtir su mercadería y va a utilizar los beneficios e seguir comprando por mayor chompas y mantas para surtir su negocio.

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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
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Modesta to buy building supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 14, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014