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Melvyn Gustavo
Melvin, 23, works as a salaried taxi driver in the town of Sacaba. This is his first loan through the institution. Melvin plans to use the loan to finish installing running water and finish building his house. It takes a lot of work to transport water for construction purposes or for drinking water, so it will be much more comfortable for the family. For many reasons, the area where he lives does not have basic utilities.

Melvin is very happy and grateful for this opportunity to finish construction of his house and improve his quality of life.
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El señor Melvin tiene 23 años, él trabaja como chofer asalariado de taxi, el trabaja en la localidad de Sacaba, este préstamo es el primero que tiene con la institución, el señor Melvin va a usar este préstamo para culminar la instalación de agua a su domicilio ya que está por terminar su casita y es mucho trabajo trasladar el agua ya sea para la construcción como para el uso de agua potable y así de esta manera brindara mayor comodidad a su familia ya que por muchas razones la zona donde él vive no cuenta con servicios básicos, el señor Melvin se siente muy feliz y agradecido por esta oportunidad que le brindan para mejorar la construcción de su casa y por ende mejorar su calidad de vida.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan will help fund a new product Emprender has launched to provide clean drinking water and sanitary facilities to Bolivian families. Emprender is partnering with Fundación SODIS, an NGO specializing in water and sanitation access, to make this possible. SODIS identifies households that need water tanks, running water toilets, ecological toilets, water filters and water connections in underserved areas, and supervises their installation. Emprender works with SODIS to help finance these the infrastructure improvements.

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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,550 helped Melvyn Gustavo to install running water at home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 26, 2014
Apr 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2015