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Berta is divorced and has a school-aged child. She lives in her own house in the Cosmos 79 area in the city of El Alto. She received only a primary education and works as a cleaning lady at a private company that makes sodas.

The loan she is requesting is to buy construction materials (paint, tiles, calamine) to repair leaks the house has sustained during the rainy season.

Berta's goals is to leave her son a well-built house in perfect condition. This is her first loan through IMPRO and KIVA.
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Berta es separada, tiene un hijo que se encuentra en etapa escolar, vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona de Cosmos 79 de la ciudad de El Alto.
Ella estudio solo hasta el nivel primaria. Desempeña las funciones de limpieza en una empresa privada. Donde actualmente ofrece sus servicios en una empresa de gaseosas.
El credito lo necesita para adquirir material de construcción (estuco, Tejas, calaminas), ya que debido a a la época de lluvia su vivienda sufrió filtraciones.
El sueño de Berta dejarle es su hijo con la casa bien construida y en perfectas condiciones.
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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Berta to buy construction material to repair her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 17, 2013
Jul 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014