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Carlos Willy
Carlos is 51 and has two children, ages 15 and 13. He is a framer who grows watermelon and fruits on land in Espejo. This is his third loan cycle with the institution. Carlos will use the loan to maintain citrus and Jamaica plantings. The challenge that Carlos faces is improving his living conditions, and he plans to use his profits to increase production.

Carlos sells directly to consumers at the local market. He is happy and grateful to have this loan opportunity, since for several years this business has been his only means of support.
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El Sr. Carlos tiene 51 años y tiene 2 hijos que son de las edades de 15 y 13 años, el es agricultor, se dedica a la siembra de sandia y frutales en su parcela que se encuentran en la localidad de Espejo, este préstamo es su tercera secuencia dentro de la institución, El Sr. Carlos va a usar este préstamo para el mantenimiento de sus cítricos y de jamaica para la posterior cosecha, El Sr. Carlos enfrenta retos en su negocio que son mejorar su calidad de vida y va a utilizar los beneficios para aumentar su producción, El Sr. Carlos vende sus productos en el mercado de la localidad directamente del productor al consumidor, se siente feliz y agradecido por la oportunidad que le brindan ya que esta es su única actividad desde hace varios años que le permite mantenerse.

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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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Carlos Willy to maintain citrus and Jamaica plantings.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
May 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2014