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Martha lives in the Juana Azurduy D. Padilla area of the city of El Alto. She lives in her own house with her three young children who are of school age. The señora says that her husband abandoned her many years ago so she has to work to proviD. for and maintain her children.

She works selling food in a small, rented location which is near a public transport service stop.

The loan will be used for the purchase of supplies (rice, potatoes, noodles, etc) at wholesale to reduce her costs.

This is her third loan with IMPRO and her second with Kiva. The evaluation that was undertaken qualifies her to receive the loan.
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Martha vive en la zona Juana Azurduy D. Padilla en la ciudad D. El Alto.

Vive en casa propia junto a sus hijos menores los cuales se encuentran en edad escolar. La señora cuenta que su esposo la abandonó hace muchos años atrás por lo que tiene que trabajar sola para la manutención D. sus hijos.

La señora se dedica a la venta D. comida en un pequeño local el cual alquiló y que se encuentra cerca D. la parada D. un servicio D. transporte público.

El crédito lo destinará para la compra D. insumos (arroz, papa, fideos, etc.) al por mayor para así aminorar sus costos.

Es el tercer crédito con IMPRO y segundo via KIVA; la evaluación realizada la califica para otorgarle el 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Martha purchase of supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 15, 2010
May 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2011