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Sra. Elena is 41 years old, married, and has two children aged 8 and 9 who attend school. She sells basic food items from her corner store located in the Chasquipampa area. This is her first loan with the institution and she plans to use it to buy merchandise such as groceries, candy, and soft drinks to sell in the store. These items are much in demand and more sales will be generated. The challenge Elena faces is competition from the several stores in the area.

She will use the profits to buy more merchandise as stock for the store and continue expanding. Her wish is to see a thriving business and a well-stocked store so that her income will increase and she can provide a better quality of life for herself and her family.
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La Sra. Elena tiene 41 años, casada con dos hijos de las edades de 8 y 9 años que se encuentra en edad escolar, ella se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad en su tienda de barrio que se encuentran en la zona de Chasquipampa, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, va a usar este préstamo para la compra de mercadería para surtir su negocio como abarrotes, dulces y refrescos, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es la mucha demanda que tiene y es ahí donde incrementa sus ventas, y necesita surtir su mercadería La Sra. Elena enfrenta retos en su negocio que son la competencia ya que existen varias tiendas en la zona, va a utilizar los beneficios en la compra de mas mercadería para surtir su tienda y seguir creciendo más cada día, su deseo para su negocio es de seguir vendiendo y tener una tienda surtida, así poder hacer crecer su negocio mejorar sus ingresos y por ende mejorar la calidad de vida de ella y de su familia.

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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
  • 121
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,679,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Elena buy stock for her corner store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
Jun 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015