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Sra. Narcisa A. is married and lives with her husband and children (ages 24, 21, 20, and 16) in her own home. Her adult children are independent and live in the Pasankeri District, which is in the southern portion of the city of La Paz. Sra. Narcisa weaves sweaters and sells “salchipapas” (sausages and fried potatoes), while her husband works as a mason. Both of their combined activities enable them to generate household income.

The loan she is requesting will be used to build and make the finishing touches on a room where they can spend time and improve their quality of life. This is her fourth loan and the socioeconomic analysis indicates she has a favorable rating, which qualifies her to access this loan.

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La señora Narcisa A. es casada, vive con su esposo y sus hijos de 24, 21, 20, y 16 años en casa propia; los hijos mayores son independientes y viven en la zona Pasankeri sur de la ciudad de La Paz.
La señora Narcisa A. se dedica a tejer chompas y vender salchipapas y el esposo es albañil, así combinana ambas actividades para obtener sus ingresos para el hogar.
El crédito solicitado es para la construcción de y acabado de obra fina de una habitación donde ellos habitan y mejorar así su calidad de vida.
Es su cuarto crédito y el análisis socioeconómico realizado lo califica favorablemente y puede 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.

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
  • 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 $800 helped Narcisa finish the construction of a room and make the finishing touches.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 24, 2010
Aug 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012