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Silvia works as a flower vendor at the July 16th Fair in the city of El Alto. Her husband works inland as a driver. These two sources of income help to maintain their household. At the moment, Silvia is expecting her first child. She is 7 months pregnant and continues to work at her vending stall despite her condition. Her home is located in the Villa Adela District of El Alto.

Her loan will be used to buy more flowers for the Christmas season. She sells more merchandise during this time. This is Silvia’s second loan with IMPRO. Her good payment history allows her receive another loan.

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Silvia trabaja como comerciante de flores en la feria 16 de julio de la ciudad de El Alto, el esposo trabaja en el interior como chofer. Estas dos actividades son su fuente de ingreso con que se mantienen; en este momento están esperando su primer hijo, la esposa esta embarazada de 7 meses y a pesar de su estado sigue trabajando en su puesto de venta. Su domicilio esta ubicado en la Zona villa Adela de la misma ciudad.

El préstamo lo destinará para la compra de más flores para la temporada navideña, pues en esta época se vende muchas flores.

Es segundo crédito con Impro, el buen comportamiento de pago le permite solicitar otro préstamo.

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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Silvia purchase more inventory to sell for the Christmas season.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 23, 2009
Dec 8, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2010