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Pascuala is in a relationship but is not married. She has two school-aged children, and lives in a house with other family members that has four rooms with dirt floors. Their house is located in the Palomar neighborhood in the city of La Paz.

Currently, Pascuala and her partner work in agriculture, planting crops and raising livestock for more than 8 hours every day. They must face the climate change which has affected their crops, and with their earnings must cover their food, education, and other basic expenses.

The loan that Pascuala is asking for is for the purchase of genetically modified seeds, which will help her to increase her production in less time and will allow her to use less water - saving a very valuable local resource. Additionally, the seeds will produce a higher quality crop.

Pascuala's dream is to increase her crop and livestock production to be able to earn enough money to save. She wants to continue to invest in her children's future, improving their quality of life.

This is the first loan that she is asking for from IMPRO, and the first time she has worked with KIVA.
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Pascuala, tiene su pareja pero no esta casada, tiene dos hijos que están en etapa escolar, viven en casa de sus familiares ocupando cuatro habitaciones con pisos de tierra, la casa se encuentra en la población de Palomar en la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente ella junto a su pareja se dedican a la agricultura y engorde de ganado por mas de ocho horas al día soportando los cambios climáticos del tiempo ya que deben cubrir los gastos de alimentación, educación y pago de servicios básicos.
El crédito lo necesita para la compra de semilla mejorada ya que les ayudara en su producción por que es en menos tiempo y no requiere de mucho riego, ahorrando agua que es muy importante para el medio ambiente de la región. Además, el producto es de mejor calidad.
El sueño de Pascuala, es aumentar su producción y su ganado para poder ahorrar o seguir invirtiendo para el futuro de sus hijos de esta forma mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y también la primera vez con KIVA.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Pascuala to buy modified seeds to improve the quality and efficiency of her harvest.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014