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Ms. Lourdes has a food stand where she sells lunches and her husband works for a fast food business. She needs this loan to construct two new rooms so that she, her husband, and their children can live more comfortably. She lives in her parents' house, which is located in the Pasankeri zone of the city of La Paz. She is married and has four children. She has been a client of IMPRO since 2009 and has an excellent repayment history.
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La señora Lourdes tiene un puesto D. venta D. comida donD. venD. almuerzos y su esposo trabaja en una empresa D. comida rápida. El crédito lo requiere para la construcción D. dos nuevas habitaciones para vivir más confortablemente con su esposo y sus hijos. Vive en casa D. sus padres ubicada en la zona D. Pasankeri en la ciudad D. La Paz; es casada, tiene cuatro hijos. Es cliente D. Impro desD. el año 2009 con un excelente historial D. pagos.

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
  • 123
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lourdes to build two rooms onto her house so her four children will be more comfortable.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2011
May 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013