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Gladys is separated, has three children and has her own house in the city of El Alto. She only studied up to primary level at school. She survives selling food to employees of a plastics factory. She needs a loan in order to increase her available capital. She will then be able to buy greater quantities of rice, noodles, oil, etc., thereby meeting the increasing demand for her her product. Her dream is to have a fully equipped restaurant. This is the first time that she has turned to Kiva.
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Gladys es separada, tiene tres hijos, tiene casa propia en la ciudad de El Alto.
Ella estudio solo hasta el nivel primaria. Ella sobrevive vendiendo comida a los empleados de una fábrica de plásticos
Necesita crédito para incremento de capital, así podrá comprar mayores cantidades de arroz, fideo, aceite y otros. Cumpliendo así con mayores demandas de su producto.
El sueño de Gladys es tener un restaurant con todas sus comodidades. Es la primera vez que acude a 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
  • 232
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  • $31,587,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Gladys to increase the capital she has available for her catering business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 21, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014