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Martha is separated from her husband, who abandoned her with their baby, now 4 years old; she lives in a rented house in Pasankery, a neighborhood of La Paz.
She has a room she uses as sewing workshop, where she sews dresses, coats, men and women’s trousers; she then sells her clothes to shops located in the southern area of La Paz. This is how she earns money to provide for her family.
The loan she is requesting will be used to buy two sewing machines in order to increase her earnings.
This is her first loan, and according to the socio-economic analysis carried out on her she is positively qualified to be granted a loan.
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La señora Martha está separada del esposo el cual la abandono con un bebé, que ahora tiene cuatro años; vive en alquiler en la zona de Pasankery de la ciudad de La Paz.
La cliente cuenta con un ambiente el cual utiliza como taller de costura de trajes, abrigos, pantalones para varón y mujer, dejando sus trabajos en tiendas de la zona Sur de la ciudad de la Paz y es así como obtienen sus ingresos para su hogar.
El crédito solicitado es para la compra de dos maquinas de coser rectas industriales y así poder aumentar sus ingresos.
Es su primer crédito y el análisis socioeconómico realizado la califica favorablemente y puede acceder a un crédito.

Additional Information


IMPRO is a small non-profit organization that has been offering micro credit to the working poor in the Bolivian cities of La Paz and El Alto since 1995. IMPRO’s goal is to fight poverty by offering loans to small business owners who cannot access credit through the regular banking system due to a lack of guarantees or collateral.

To ensure that everyone has access to credit, IMPRO maintains a low interest rate by minimizing operational costs. IMPRO’s partnership with Kiva, which began in 2007, has allowed IMPRO to expand its services while maintaining these low interest rates.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 229
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,614,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Martha to buy two sewing machines.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 18, 2010
Oct 23, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011