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Mrs. Paulina is a good client of Emprendedor Microlending, and has worked with the institution for many years. She is a simple, humble and hard-working person. On one hand, she is engaged in the purchase and re-sale of construction material and on the other hand she collects articles from the municipal slaughterhouse to sell in the country market. Thanks to these activities, she has been able to support her children, who are school-aged. Paulina is a single mother and lives with her children in a small rented house. She is working very hard so that she can purchase her own house.
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La señora Paulina, es una muy buena cliente de Emprender, trabaja desde hace bastantes años con la institución, es de clase sencilla, humilde y trabajadora. Se dedica por un lado a la compra y reventa de material de construcción, y paralelamente, recupera menudencias del matadero municipal para luego venderlas en el mercado campesino, dichas menudencias sirven como alimento para las familias más pobres de la ciudad. Gracias a estas actividades es que saca adelante a sus hijos,quienes estan en edad escolar, es madre soltrera y vive con sus hijos en una pequeña casa en alquiler, trabaja muy duro con el objetivo de poder comprar una casa propia.

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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
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Paulina invest in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 3, 2008
Oct 20, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009