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Sandra’s separated and has a school age son; they live in her parents’ house located in the city of El Alto’s Illimani Municipal zone. Sandra attended secondary school and currently works making keepsakes for social events. A few months ago she also started to lease table linen (that is, she rents it from places that have it and then she re-rents it to people hosting parties or social events).

She needs the loan to buy fabric and silk to make her own sets of table linen and she will also buy raw materials to make the keepsakes. Sandra’s dream is to have a social event mini firm. This is the first time she’s asked for credit from IMPRO and from KIVA.
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Sandra, es separada y tiene un hijo y está en etapa escolar, viven en casa de sus padres, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Illimani Municipal de la ciudad de El Alto.
Sandra estudió hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente se dedica a la elaboración de recuerdos para acontecimientos sociales, hace algunos meses ella también sub alquila mantelería (o sea que ella alquila mantelería de los lugares donde tienen y luego la sub-alquila a los dueños de las fiestas o acontecimientos sociales).
El crédito lo requiere para comprar tela, seda así ella podrá tener sus propios juegos de mesa, también adquirirá materia prima para elaborar los recuerdos.
El sueño de Sandra es tener una microempresa de eventos sociales.
Es la primera 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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 158
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  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Sandra to buy fabric and party supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2012
Nov 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013