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Justina's a single mother with four grown children. She lives in a house with some relatives in the city of La Paz.

Currently she works as a street vendor selling clothing because she doesn't have a fixed stall. She has to endure being on her feet all day, sometimes when it's very cold. It's her only income because none of her children help her financially.

Justina needs the loan to expand her merchandise. She wants to improve her income so she can pay for her food and basic services.

Justina's dream is to have her own sales stall so she doesn't have to sell on foot anymore. She gets very tired because she's older.

This is her first time working with IMPRO and with Kiva.
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Justina es madre soltera y tiene cuatro hijos, los cuales todos ya son independientes, vive en casa de familiares ocupando solo una habitación pequeña en la ciudad de La Paz
Actualmente se dedica al comercio de ropa de forma ambulante ya que no cuenta con un puesto fijo, tiene que soportar estar todo el día de pie y a veces con mucho frio. Es el único ingreso que tiene ya que ninguno de sus hijos la apoya económicamente.
El crédito lo requiere para aumentar su mercadería ya que desea mejorar sus ingresos para poder pagar su alimentación y servicios básicos.
El sueño de Justina es tener su puesto de venta propio para ya no vender a pie ya que se cansa mucho por que es mayor de edad.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y también 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 143
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,337,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Justina to expand her merchandise.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 22, 2013
Sep 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014