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Lucy
Lucy, who is separated from her husband, has two school age children. They live in their own house, occupying three rooms. The house is in the Mariscal Sucre area of the city of La Paz.

She currently sells all types of books. She has a fixed stand, and she works for over eight hours a day. This is the only way for her to cover her family’s expenses for food, education, and basic services.

She needs the loan to buy more cookbooks, school books and dictionaries. She needs this in order to improve her income and to have more merchandise.

Lucy’s dream is to expand her book business. This way she will improve her income and her quality of life.

This is the second time that she has requested a loan from IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.
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Lucy está separada del esposo y tiene dos hijos que están en etapa escolar, viven en casa propia ocupando tres habitaciones, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Mariscal Sucre de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente se dedica a la venta de libros de toda variedad ya que cuenta con un puesto fijo y trabaja por más de ocho horas al día ya que es la única que cubre los gastos de alimentación, educación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de más libros de cocina, educación y diccionarios para mejorar sus ingresos y aumentar su mercadería.
El sueño de Lucy, es ampliar su negocio de libros y de esta forma mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
Es la segunda vez que solicita créditos junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

Additional Information

About IMPRO

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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 88
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,645,575
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Lucy to buy more cook books, schoolbooks and dictionaries for her book stand.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Sep 27, 2012
Listed
Oct 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Oct 17, 2013