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Silvia lives in her own home, which is located in the Mercedario development in the city of EWI Alto Zona. She is a primary school teacher in the Brasil school. This is her main source of income to support herself. She has one child and lives with her sister.

Silvia will use this loan to purchase construction materials such as cement, stucco and bricks. This will enable her to refurbish her kitchen.

This is her first loan with Impro.
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Silvia vive en casa propia cuyo domicilio esta ubicado en la ciudad de EWl Alto zona urbanización Mercedario. Ella es profesora de primaria y trabaja en la unidad educativa Brasil, está es su principal fuente de ingresos para su manutención. Ella tiene un hijo y vive con su hermana.

El préstamo lo destinará para la compra de material de construcción como cemento, estuco y ladrillo. Esto le servirá para refaccionar su cocina.

Es primer crédito con Impro

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
  • 108
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Silvia purchase construction materials to refurbish her kitchen.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2010
Oct 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012