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Paulina works selling fruit, and her husband works in construction.

She needs the loan to purchase cement, plaster, and bricks for repairs to her home which will provide better comfort and security for her family.

Paulina is married with three children. She lives with them in the Villa Ingenio neighborhood of the city of El Alto.

This is her first time working with IMPRO and her first time with Kiva.
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Paulina, se dedica a la venta de fruta y su esposo trabaja como albañil.
El crédito lo necesita para la compra de cemento, estuco y ladrillo para la refacción de su casa, para dar más comodidad y seguridad a su familia.
Paulina, es casada y tiene tres hijos con los cuales vive en la zona Villa Ingenio en la ciudad de El Alto.
Es la primera vez que trabaja con IMPRO y la primera vez junto a KIVA.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 163
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,489,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Paulina to purchase cement, plaster and bricks for repairing her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 27, 2012
Mar 15, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013