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Maria is a hardworking woman who is single and has no children. She lives in La Paz in a house of brick and cement which she rents.

Maria is an artisan and makes shoes. She was recently the victim of a burglary, so she now needs a loan to invest in her shoe business and buy material and tools. Maria is a single woman, which is why she needs a loan.
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Maria es una mujer trabajadora, soltera y no tiene hijos. Ella vive en La Paz en una casa de ladrillo y cemento donde paga un alquiler Maria es artesana, se dedica especificamente a elaborar zapatos Recientemente Maria fue victima de robo por lo que necesita un prestamo para invertir en su negocio de zapatos, comprando materiales e instrumentos Maria es una mujer sola por lo que necesita su ayuda

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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 93
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $30,226,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,450 helped Maria to invest in her shoe business by buying material and tools.
51% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 12, 2014
Jul 29, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: