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Update on Teodora

Teodora works selling various products like dehydrated potatoes, oregano, chili and others. She lives in her own house made of bricks and with a cement floor; it’s located in the city of La Paz’s Irpavi zone. Teodora’s a merchant. She generates income to cover her food, electricity and water costs. She needs the loan to increase capital. She will buy dehydrated potato, chili, oregano and others to improve her income and quality of life. Teodora’s dream is to expand her business. This is her 10th time with IMPRO and 7th with KIVA.
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La señora Teodora se dedica a la venta de diversos productos como ser tunta, orégano, ají y otros, vive en casa propia en un acabado de ladrillo y piso de cemento, su vivienda esta ubicada el la zona de Irpavi de la ciudad de La Paz.
Teodora es comerciante, del cual genera sus ingresos para cubrir sus gastos de alimentación, luz, agua; el crédito lo requiere para el aumento de capital, comprará tunta, ají, orégano y otros para mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Teodora es ampliar su negocio.
Es la décima vez con IMPRO y la séptima con Kiva.

Previous Loan Details

Teodora is married and has five children. She and her family live in their own home where they occupy two small rooms that consist of adobe walls and dirt floors. Their house is located in the District of Irpavi in the city of La Paz. Teodora only completed elementary school. At the moment, s... More from Teodora'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
  • 223
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Teodora to buy chili, oregano, dehydrated potatoes and other products to sell at retail.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 11, 2012
Dec 18, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013