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Lidia works as a seamstress making jackets and has a monthly income. Her husband is a taxi driver and they use these sources of income to support their family. They live in a rented house in the Villa Ingavi – Alto Lima zone of the city of El Alto.

She will use this loan for the purchase of raw material (fabrics, leather, lining, thread, etc.) that she needs to make more jackets and increase her income.

This is her first loan with Impro. The evaluation completed qualifies her for the approval of the loan for which she has applied.

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Lidia trabaja como costurera, confecciona chamarras y tiene un ingreso mensual; el esposo es chofer de taxi y así logran sus fuentes de ingreso con que cubren la manutención de su familia. Viven en alquiler en una casa ubicada en la zona de Villa Ingavi – Alto Lima de la ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito lo destinará para la compra de materia prima (telas, cuero, forros, hilo, etc.), que requiere para confeccionar chamarras en mayor cantidad y así incrementar sus ingresos.

Es el primer crédito con Impro, La evaluación realizada califica para la aprobación del préstamo solicitado por la prestataria.

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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,682,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Lidia purchase of fabrics, leather, lining, etc. to make jackets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 20, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2010