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Lucia is married and has two school age children, a boy and a girl. She lives in her own house. Her environment includes a bedroom and a kitchen. It is an adobe house with a dirt floor. The house is located in the Las Retamas area of the city of El Alto, which is in the process of urban development.

She currently works with her husband on a minibus. The paths and routes in this place are full of dirt and dust. She works every day of the week. He husband is a syndicated driver currently working in the intercity area of the city of La Paz and El Alto. Both of them contribute to paying for services, food, and clothing.

The loan that she needs is for her daughter’s health. Her daughter had an accident, and she broke her right clavicle. She needs to pay for medical attention, the special materials they will need, and medications. This is the first time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.
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Doña Lucia es casada y tiene dos hijos un varón y una mujer que están en etapa escolar, vive en la casa propia donde cuenta con un ambiente y se encuentra el dormitorio y la cocina, la habitación es de adobe y el piso de tierra, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Las Retamas de la Ciudad del Alto, donde se encuentran en tramite de urbanización del lugar.
Actualmente trabaja junto al esposo en minibús, los recorridos y rutas del lugar están llenos de tierra y polvo, ella trabaja todos los días de la semana. El esposo es chofer sindicalizado trabajando actualmente en el sector interciudad de la ciudad de La Paz y El Alto, ambos colaboran en el pago de los servicios, comida y vestimenta.
El crédito lo requiere para la salud de su hija que tuvo un accidente se fracturó la clavícula del brazo derecho y necesita pagar para la atención médica y los implementos que se necesitarán y medicamentos. 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 154
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  • $32,192,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lucia to pay for medical expenses and to buy materials and medication she will need for her daughter, who broke her right clavicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 24, 2013
Feb 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014