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Celestina works selling food. She has a stand where she sells lunch everyday starting at 10:00 in the morning. Her husband works as tailor in Argentina. Celestina’s income plus some money that her husband sends are the main sources of income that cover the cost of supporting her three sons. Celestina lives in her own house located in the German Busch 1-1-2 Alto Lima zone of the city of El Alto.

She will use this loan for the purchase of ingredients in bulk such as potatoes, chicken, rice, and others so that she can have better prices and try to improve her earnings.

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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Celestina trabaja vivandera (vende comida); tiene un puesto donde todos los días a partir de las 10:00 de la mañana vende almuerzo; el esposo trabaja de costurero en la Republica de Argentina. Los ingresos de la actividad de Celestina más algún dinero que su esposo envía constituyen sus principales fuentes de ingreso con que cubren la manutención de sus tres hijos. Celestina vive en su casa propia ubicada en la zona de German Busch 1-1-2 Alto Lima de la ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito lo destinará para la compra insumos por cantidad como ser papa, pollo, arroz y otros, para obtener mejores precios y tratar de mejorar sus ingresos.

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

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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Celestina purchase of potatoes, chicken, rice, and other items for her food sales business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010