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Inés is separated and has two school-age children. They live in her ex-husband’s house located in the city of El Alto’s Bautista Saavedra zone. Inés only attended elementary school and currently is a hat seller at the Río Seco street market Tuesdays and Fridays. She also sells on Thursdays and Sundays in the city of El Alto’s 16 de Julio zone.

She needs the loan to buy hats in assorted colors and textures because this is what her customers are requesting and she must not lose these sales since they are her only source of income.

Inés’ dream is to become a micro businesswoman and to have a hat shop where she can sell at wholesale. This is her third Impro loan request and first with Kiva.
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Inés es separada y tiene dos hijos los cuales están en etapa escolar , viven en casa de su ex esposo, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Bautista Saavedra de la ciudad de El Alto.
Inés estudio solo hasta el nivel primario y actualmente se dedica a la venta de sombreros en la feria de Rio Seco los días martes y viernes; también vende los días jueves y domingo en la zona 16 de Julio de la ciudad de El Alto.
El crédito lo requiere para adquirir sombreros de distintos colores y texturas ya que son exigencias de su clientela y ella no puede perder esas ventas pues son único medio de ingresos.
El sueño de Inés es convertirse en micro empresaria y tener una tienda de sombreros y ser proveedora al por mayor.
Es la tercera vez que solicita crédito 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
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Ines to buy hats in assorted colors and textures.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 8, 2012
Oct 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2013