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Sra. Elena is 39 years old and has five children (ages 12, 14, 8, 5, and 2). She sells food from a vending stall located at her house in the District of Copacabana.

The purpose of this loan is to buy construction materials for building a small house where her family can be comfortable. Sra. Elena is a hardworking individual who has been in business for years. She is very grateful to Emprender for the support she has received. This is the only business by which she is able to sustain her family.
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La señora Elena tiene 39 años y 5 hijos de las edades de 12, 14, 8, 5 y 2 años, ella se dedica a la venta de comida en su puesto de venta que se encuentra en su mismo domicilio por la zona de Copacabana, el destino del crédito es para la compra de material de construcción para la construcción de su casita y así de esta manera brindar comodidad a su familia, la señora Elena es una persona muy trabajadora lleva años en esta actividad está muy agradecida con la institución por el apoyo brindado a ella ya que esta es la única actividad con la que mantiene a su familia.

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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.

About Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.


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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,679,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Elena to build a home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 3, 2014
Mar 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015