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Elizabeth is married and has two school age children. They live in her parent’s house, occupying one small room with a dirt floor. The house is in Villa Fátima in the city of La Paz.

She currently sells newspapers. She starts on the street during the very early hours, and she withstands the temperature changes because she does not have a fixed stand. She works for over six hours because she needs to cover the family’s food expenses.

The loan that she needs is to get a larger quantity of newspapers from the companies that publish them. This way she will improve her income.

Elizabeth’s dream is to have her own house in order to make her family more comfortable and to have a better quality of life.

This is the first time she has worked with IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.
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Elizabeth, es casada y tiene dos hijos que están en etapa escolar, viven en casa de sus padres ocupando una habitación pequeña y con el piso de tierra, la casa se encuentra ubicada en Villa Fátima de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente se dedica a la venta de periódicos desde muy tempranas horas en la calle aguantando los cambios de temperatura por que no cuenta con un puesto fijo trabajando por más de seis horas, pues debe cubrir los gastos de alimentación de su familia.
El crédito lo requiere para la adquirir periódicos por mayor cantidad de las compañías que los editan para de esta manera mejorar sus ingresos.
El sueño de Elizabeth es tener su casa propia para brindar más comodidad a su familia y también mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 223
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Elizabeth to buy a greater quantity of newspapers to sell to the public.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 25, 2012
Oct 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013