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Olga Mercedes
Olga is 51 years old and has two children. She makes her living selling a variety of footwear to indigenous rural women. She has her sales stall in a very trafficked area of the city of La Paz.

This loan is her first with the institution. Olga is going to use this loan to purchase wholesale leather footwear, so that she can offer a variety of footwear to her clientele. The reason she is applying for this loan is to continue improving her business. Olga is going to use the proceeds to continue buying a variety of merchandise.

She is a very hardworking person and is happy for this opportunity. Her desire is to be able to offer her wholesale products at various markets and fairs in the different departments at a national level.
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La Sra. Olga tiene 51 años tiene dos hijos, ella se dedica a la venta de variedad de Calzados, para cholitas, tiene su puesto de venta en una zona muy concurrida de la ciudad de La Paz, este préstamo es su primera secuencia dentro de la institución, La Sra. Olga va a utilizar este préstamo para la compra de calzados de cuero por mayor y así de esta manera ofrecer variedad de calzados a su clientela, su razón para solicitar este préstamo es seguir mejorando en su negocio, La Sra. Olga va a utilizar los beneficios para seguir comprando variedad de mercadería, es una persona muy trabajadora se siente feliz por la oportunidad brindada, su deseo es poder ofrecer sus productos por mayor a distintos mercados y ferias de los distintos departamentos a nivel Nacional.

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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.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 113
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Olga Mercedes to buy wholesale leather footwear.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 6, 2013
Aug 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014