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Update on Eva

Eva lives in her own home with her husband and children in the District of San Martin in the city of La Paz. She continues to make incense candies, which are used for blessing ceremonies performed on people’s house and businesses. This millennial tradition is derived from the beliefs in Mother Earth. Her products are mostly sold in the villages. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy sugar, which is the main ingredient that is essential to her business. Her venture already generates a good income, so she wants to maintain her clientele. The incense candies are not edible; they are used as an offering in ceremonial fires. Eva’s dream is to have a workshop so that she can hire people and expand her business. In the future, she would like to provide a better quality of life for her children.
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Eva vive en casa propia con su esposo e hijos en la zona de San Martin de la ciudad de La Paz. Sigue dedicada a la elaboracion de dulces de zaumerio, (que se usan para rituales que sirven para bendecir las casas y los negocios de las personas. esta es una costumbre milenaria que viene de las creencias en la madre tierra) los cuales los comercializa en gran porcentaje en los pueblos.

El credito que solicita es para comprar azucar que es una materia prima muy util en su negocio ya que este negocio le genera buenos ingresos y quiere mantener su clientela. Los dulces de sahumerio no son comestibles; sirven para la combustion en fogatas ceremoniales.

El sueño de eva es poder tenere un taller y poder contratar gente y qe se amplie su negocio, y en el futuro darle un mejor nivel de vida a sus hijos.

Previous Loan Details

Eva lives in her own home with her husband and children in the San Martín area of the city of La Paz. Eva's job is making incense candies (used in Bolivian rituals for blessing people's homes and businesses, a millennial tradition in Bolivia which comes from faith in Mother Earth). The candies... More from Eva's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

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This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 133
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,143,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Eva to buy sugar for making ceremonial incense candies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 13, 2014
Jul 2, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Eva. It was first posted on Kiva on Feb, 2014. Learn More