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Isabel lives in the Miraflores sector of La Paz in her own house.

She sells Api (a hot infusion made from purple corn flour) with buñuelos (deep-fried flour tortillas sprinkled with sugar and cinnamon) and pastries. Her husband is a laborer in the fields. She has seven children one of whom is still in her care.

This is her 4th loan request at Impro and the fourth that requires Kiva help.

Her credit history is grade 1, that is, she has a good repayment history.

The loan will be used to refurbish her home (purchase plaster and paint to add the finishing touches to a room).

The loan will make it possible for her to improve her living conditions and her surroundings.
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Isabel vive en la zona de miraflores de la ciudad de La Paz, en casa propia.
Isabel se dedica a la venta de Api (es una infusión caliente hecha de harina de maiz morado) con Buñuelos y Pasteles y su esposo es labrador, trabaja en el campo, tiene siete hijos y una esta a su cargo.
Es la cuarta vez que solicita un crédito en Impro, y la cuarta vez que requiere la ayuda de Kiva.
Su historial la califica como cliente 1 es decir con cumplimiento bueno en el pago de su obligación.

El crédito será destinado para refacción de vivienda (compra de yeso, pintura, para la conclusión de una habitación en su obra fina)
Con este crédito podrá mejorar sus condiciones de vida y habitat.

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
  • 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 $1,000 helped Isabel to buy building materials and supplies to refurbish her home and to finish building a room.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2010
Oct 12, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012