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Francisca does macrame making vicuña blankets for subsequent sale. Her husband works in interprovincial transport. These activities are their principal sources of income for the support of their family. They have one child who is 5 years old. Their home is located in the Retamas I zone on the road to Viacha from the city of El Alto.

She will use the loan to buy construction material (sand, cement, and stucco) to repair their house and thus be able to live better.

This is her first loan with Impro. The socio-economic analysis permits her to apply for this new credit.

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Francisca se dedica a la Artesanía en Macramé para confeccionar mantas de vicuña para su posterior comercialización; su esposo trabaja como transportista interprovincial; estas actividades son sus principales fuentes de ingreso con las que cubren la manutención de su familia. Tienen 1 hijo de 5 años de edad. Su domicilio esta ubicado en la zona de Retamas I camino a Viacha de la ciudad de El Alto.

El préstamo lo destinará para la compra de material de construcción (arena, cemento y estuco) para refacción de su vivienda y así poder vivir mejor .

Es su primer crédito con Impro. El análisis socio-económico le permite solicitar este nuevo 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.

About Housing Loans

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
  • 136
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Francisca buy sand, cement, and stucco to repair their house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 29, 2010
Feb 4, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011