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Maria lives in her own home in Villa Nuevo Potosí neighborhood, in the city of La Paz. She is single and has one dependent child. Maria works as a cook, preparing food for private events. She uses her income to support herself and her child. She will use this loan to build and remodel her house steps in two flights.

This is the first time that Maria has requested a loan. The socio-economic analysis we have carried out qualifies her to receive a loan.
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Maria vive en casa propia en la zona Villa Nuevo Potosí, de la ciudad de La Paz, es soltera y tiene un hijo menor de edad, la señora realiza trabajos de cocinera para eventos particulares, con los ingresos que obtienen se mantienen.
El crédito será utilizado para la construcción, refacción de las gradas de su casa en dos tramos.
Es la primera vez que presenta una solicitud de créditos.

Por su estudio socio económico califica para obtener un 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
  • 120
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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 $500 helped Maria to build and remodel her house steps.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 20, 2011
Jan 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012