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Update on Sonia

Sra. Sonia continues in the same business of selling writing materials and school supplies from her bookstore. She says that her previous loan was used to buy school supplies in bulk.

On this occasion, she is requesting a loan in order to buy writing materials so that she can restock her business and increase her earnings. Sonia is pleased and grateful for the opportunity she has been given to grow her business. The loans that have been issued by Emprender were always used to increase her operating capital.
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La Sra. Sonia sigue con la misma actividad de la venta material de escritorio, escolar en su librería, cuenta que le fue con el anterior crédito ya que lo utilizo en la compra de material escolar por mayor, en esta ocasión solicita el crédito para la compra de material de escritorio para surtir su negocio e incrementar sus ganancias, se siente feliz y agradecida por la oportunidad que le dan para crecer en su negocio ya que los créditos que saco con la institución siempre fueron para el incremento de capital de trabajo.

Previous Loan Details

Sonia, 36, has a five-year-old son. She sells stationery supplies, office supplies, books, etc. She sells a variety of goods according to the season. Her bookstore is located in Quebrada Seca and she lives in the family home. The loan she’s requesting is to stock up on school supplies for her... More from Sonia's previous loan »

Additional Information

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,682,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,450 helped Sonia to buy writing materials to sell in her bookstore.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2013
Sep 13, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 22, 2014