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Yola is a very hardworking woman. She lives by herself in a high school, as she also works as the door woman of this high school in the Las Lomas area located in the city of La Paz. She primarily makes a living by selling shoes for women and children, which she buys wholesale. She sells every night starting at 8 p.m. in a market in the central area of the city of La Paz. Yola needs the loan to buy merchandise (shoes for women and children) for the holidays at the end of the year, as the demand for sales increases. In this way she will have better earnings and will thus be able to deal with her household expenses.

Yola's dream is to be able to have greater earnings based on the sacrifices she makes, and to be able to enjoy her old age in tranquility. She hopes to have a salary in her old age that will allow her to live and improve her quality of life.
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La Sra. Yola es una mujer muy trabajadora vive sola dentro de un colegio ya que a la vez desempeña funciones de portera de dicho colegio en la zona Las Lomas ubicada en la ciudad de La Paz. Se dedica principalmente a la venta de calzados para dama y para niños que los compra al por mayor, ella vende todos los dias por la noche a partir de las 8 de la noche en una feria en la zona central de la ciudad de La Paz. La Sra. Yola necesita el credito para hacer la compra de mercaderia (calzados para damas y niños) por la fiestas de fin de año ya que se incrementa la demanda de las ventas y de esta manera poder tener mayores ingresos y asi poder hacer frente a los gastos que tiene en su hogar.

El sueño de la Sra. Yola es poder tener mayores ingresos en base al sacrificio que hace, y poder tener una vejez tranquila, espera contar con un salario de vejez que le permita vivir mejorar su calidad de vida.

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
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Yola to buy a greater quantity of shoes for women and children in order to continue with her shoe sales business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2013
Dec 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2015