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Erika has two vehicles that provide a public passenger transport service. This makes her the monthly income that she needs to support her two daughters and herself. She needs this loan to buy building supplies as she will refurbish a room in her home. She lives in her own home which is located in San Antonio district, in the city of La Paz. Erika is a single mother and has two daughters. This is the first time that she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.
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La señora Erika tiene dos movilidades que trabajan en el transporte publico de pasajeros. Así obtiene los ingresos mensuales necesarios para mantener a sus dos hijas y ella misma. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de material de construcción ya que hará la refacción de una habitación en su casa .Vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona San Antonio de la ciudad de La Paz; Erika es madre soltera y tiene dos hijas. Es la primera vez que solicita un crédito de IMPRO y de Kiva.

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
  • 151
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,669,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Erika to buy building supplies to refurbish a room in her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 13, 2011
Jul 26, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013