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Leoncio's home is located in the highly populated neighborhood of Villa Victoria in the city of La Paz and he is well known in the area. He has worked as a tailor making clothing for men for 25 years. This loan will be used to purchase a sewing machine and also to buy materials.

Leoncio lives with his wife and two children who are university students and are economically dependent on him. His wife has a neighborhood store with which allows her to contribute to household expenses.

He has been a client of our institution for five years and only works with us. The currency in which he works is the dollar. He says that the loans are a great help and thanks to them he is able to improve the quality of life for his entire family.
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El domicilio de don Leoncio, se encuentra ubicado en la populosa zona de Villa Victoria de la ciudad de La Paz siendo un vecino muy conocido de la zona; el sr. se dedica a la confección de prendas de vestir para varones sastrería, desde hace 25 años; este crédito será destinado a la compra de una máquina de coser y además para la compra de materia prima; el señor Leoncio vive con su esposa y sus dos hijos que ya están cruzando estudios universitarios y dependen económicamente de el, la esposa tiene una tienda de barrio con la que apoya en los gastos familiares, es cliente de nuestra institución desde hace 5 años y solo trabaja con nosotros, la moneda en la que trabaja es el dólar. Comenta que los créditos le sirven de mucho ya que gracias a ello logra mejorar la calidad de vida de toda 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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,669,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $975 helped Leoncio purchase a sewing machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 21, 2008
Oct 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2009