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Update on Prudencia

Prudencia works washing sand and also manufacturing fabric from thread to be used by women in their ‘polleras’ [traditional skirts]. She lives in a rented adobe house with a cement floor located in the city of La Paz’s Irpavi zone. Prudencia washes sand and manufactures ‘polleras’ generating income that way to cover her food, electricity and water costs. She needs the loan to increase capital for she’ll buy thread and fabric in various colors to increase production and thus improve her income and her quality of life. Prudencia’s dream is to have a weaving workshop and to own a house. This is her fifth time with IMPRO and fifth with KIVA.
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La señora Prudencia se dedica al lavado de arena y además elabora mantas de hilo para señoras de pollera, vive en alquiler con un acabado de adobe y piso de cemento, su vivienda está ubicada en la zona de Irpavi de la ciudad de La Paz.

Prudencia lava arena y elabora polleras, del cual genera sus ingresos para cubrir sus gastos de alimentación, luz, agua; el crédito lo requiere para el aumento de capital, pues comprará hilo y tela de diferentes colores para aumentar su producción y así mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Prudencia es tener un taller de tejido y tener su casa propia.
Es la quinta vez con IMPRO y la quinta con Kiva.

Previous Loan Details

Prudencia is single, and she has a small child. She lives in two small rented rooms with brick walls and dirt floors. The house is in the Irpavi area of the city of La Paz. She currently works for over ten hours making men’s and women’s clothes. It is the only income she has for the food ex... More from Prudencia's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 199
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,407,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Prudencia to buy fabric and thread.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013