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Felipa is single and does not have any children who depend on her. She lives in her own house which is located in the estate 16th February in the city of El Alto. Felipa studied up to primary level and currently makes a living selling spices (various types of chili, cumin, pepper, etc.) in the city of El Alto.

She is requesting this loan to renovate her house. She needs to fix the walls which are made of mud and buy plaster to smooth the walls. This will give her a better quality of life.

Felipa's dream is to finish building her house.

This is her first loan with IMPRO and KIVA.
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Felipa, es soltera y no tiene hijos dependientes, vive en casa propia, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la Urb. 16 de febrero de la ciudad de El Alto.
Ella estudio hasta el nivel primario y actualmente se dedica al comercio de condimentos (ají de varias calidades, comino, pimienta, etc.) en la ciudad de El Alto.
El crédito lo requiere para refacción de su vivienda (necesita arreglar las paredes que son de adobe, comprar estuco para planchar las paredes)de esta manera tener una mejor calidad y nivel de vida.
El sueño de Felipa es terminar de construir su casita.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez 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 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
  • 155
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  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Felipa to buy plaster to renovate the mud walls of her house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2014