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Vanessa lives at her mother’s house. At the moment, she is not able to find work as an accountant so she is operating a neighborhood store from her mother’s house. The house has one room, is made of brick, and has wooden floors. Her home is located in the District of Alto San Pedro in the city of La Paz.

Vanessa’s grocery store is her only source of income. The loan she is requesting will increase her capital so that she can restock her store. In other words, she will buy more sugar, rice, and sodas, as well as other items, such as stuffed animals and toys for the Christmas season.

Vanessa’s dream is to have a larger store so that she can grow her business and improve her earnings. This will enable her to support herself until she can find a job as an accountant.

This is the first time she has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

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Vanesa vive en casa de su mamá, actualmente no se encuentra trabajando de contadora, pero tiene una tienda de barrio en la casa de su mamá; ella ocupa una habitación en un acabado de ladrillo y piso de machimbre, la casa esta ubicada en la zona Alto San Pedro de La Ciudad de La Paz.

Vanesa tiene una tienda de abarrotes, el cual le genera sus únicos ingresos económicos, el crédito que requiere es para aumentar su capital y surtir la tienda, es decir comprar más azúcar, arroz, gaseosas, entre otros también comprara peluches y juguetes para surtir la tienda por estas fiestas de navidad.

El sueño de Vanesa tener una tienda más grande, hacer crecer su negocio para mejorar sus ingresos el cual le apoyará hasta que consiga trabajo de su profesión de contadora.

Es la primera vez 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 164
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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 $800 helped Vanessa to buy sugar, rice, sodas, stuffed animals, and toys.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 19, 2012
Nov 30, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013