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Mrs. Teresa L. C. sells jewelry such as earrings and rings, as well as hatboxes, in the area. She lives with her husband, who works as a wage-earning driver. They have three school-age children. Both parents look after household expenses, and their parents help out when they go out to work.

The loan will be invested in acquiring more jewelry, as there is higher demand due to the celebration of Jesus del Gran Poder. This is a pagan-religious celebration that crosses through the whole downtown area of La Paz and is very muy popular with tourists.

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La sra. Teresa se dedica a la venta de joyas como aretes, anillos, sombrereras, topos, por la zona, vive con su esposo, que trabaja como chofer asalariado, tienen tres hijos en edad escolar, ambos se ocupan de los gastos de la casa, con el apoyo de sus suegros cuando ellos salen a trabajar. El crédito será invertido en la adquisición de más joyas ya que tiene mas pedidos por la cercanía de la fiesta de Jesus del Gran Poder. La Fiesta de Jesus del Gran Poder, es una fiesta pagano-religiosa floclorica, que atraviesa todo el centro de la ciudad de La Paz, es muy popular entre los turistas.

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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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,670,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Teresa investing in the purchase of jewelry.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 13, 2009
Apr 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009