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Sra. Sandra lives with her parents in a brick house that consists of three rooms with dirt floors. The house is located in the District of Sopocachi in the city of La Paz.

Sandra is a licensed attorney who works for a private company. The salary she earns is not very high, but it enables her to cover the cost of food and basic services, such as electricity and water.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy stucco, paint, and other materials so that the finishing touches can be performed on her parents’ home. Sandra’s dream is to improve her quality of life and that of her family.

This is the first time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

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La señora Sandra vive con sus padres, en una casa con acabado de ladrillo, piso es de tierra ocupando tres habitaciones, ella es Licenciada en Abogacía, la casa está ubicada en la zona Sopocachi de la Ciudad de La Paz.

Sandra trabaja en una empresa privada como abogada; el sueldo que ella percibe no es muy alto, ya que ella cubre los gastos de alimentación y servicio básicos como luz, agua.

El crédito lo requiere para comprar estuco, pinturas y otros materiales para terminar la obra fina en la construcción de la vivienda de sus padres.

El sueño de Sandra es mejorar calidad de vida de ella y de su familia.

Es la primera vez que tiene el crédito con IMPRO y la primera 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 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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,200 helped Sandra to buy stucco, paint, and other materials for the finishing touches on her parents' home.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 26, 2012
Oct 31, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 30, 2012