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Sabina is separated from her spouse and has three children who are of school age. She lives at her father’s house that has three spaces set aside for the bedroom, the kitchen, and her store. The rooms are made of adobe and have cement floors. This house is located in the District of Villa Adela in the city of El Alto, which has many schools and health clinics.

Sabina currently has a store that she operates out of her home. It is located in Villa Adela next to some athletic fields where activities are held every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The place is full of children, teenagers, and adults playing sports. Sabina’s husband provides financial support and helps with the cost of clothing and education for their children.

The loan she is requesting will be used for renovations to her home. She will repair the roof and install storm gutters so that she can improve her quality of life. Sabina dreams of having more capital for her store so that she can generate more income and improve her standard of living.

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

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Sabina es separada y tiene tres hijos que están en etapa escolar, vive en la casa de su papa donde cuenta con tres ambientes donde se encuentra el dormitorio, la cocina y la tienda, las habitaciones son de adobe y el piso de cemento, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona de Villa Adela de la ciudad de El Alto, donde hay centros educativos y centros médicos.
Actualmente tiene una tienda que funciona en el mismo domicilio; esta se encuentra en Villa Adela y al lado de centros deportivos que en cada fin de semana, viernes, sábado y domingo se llena de niños, adolescentes y personas mayores a practicar deporte. El esposo le da asistencia familiar y colabora en el pago de la vestimenta y educación de sus hijos.
El crédito lo requiere para refacción de su vivienda; colocado de techos, de canaletas, y así mejorar su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Sabina es poder tener más capital para su tienda y así tener mejor ingresos y mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO Y 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
  • 159
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sabina to repair the roof and to install storm gutters for her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 30, 2012
Nov 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013