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Maria Q. lives in her parents' home in the Las Lomas area west of the city of La Paz with her husband and their two children. Maria makes crafts and knitted goods that she sells at a store in her neighborhood. Her husband works as a carpenter, and their income supports the family.

The requested loan is for the construction of a kitchen and the installation of gas for their home. This is the sixth loan they have requested. A socioeconomic analysis has rated them favorably and has allowed them to access this credit.
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La señora Maria Q. vive en casa de sus padres, en la zona de Las Lomas, ladera oeste de la ciudad de La Paz, con su esposo y sus dos hijos.
La señora Maria elabora artesanías y tejidos que vende a una empresa de su zona y su esposo es empleado en una carpintería ingresos con los que mantienen a su familia.
El crédito solicitado es para la construcción de una cocina e instalación de gas domiciliario para su vivienda.
Esta es la sexta vez que solicitan préstamo y el análisis socioeconómico realizado los califican favorablemente y pueden acceder a un crédito.

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.

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Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maria construction of a kitchen and installation of gas to the house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 21, 2009
Dec 3, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 16, 2010