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Ivania is a pastry chef, and she works with her family in their pastry shop.

She needs the loan to buy an industrial oven. This business activity (making pies and cakes) covers the family’s expenses.

She lives in her own house in the Sopocachi zone in the city of La Paz. She is single and has one child.

Ivania is very pleased with the previous loans she received. They helped her establish her pastry shop.

Now, with the purchase of the industrial oven, she will be able to increase the volume of her production, reduce electricity expenses, and get improved income.
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La señora Ivania es pastelera y trabaja con su familia en su confitería. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de un horno industrial, pues con esta actividad (elaboración de pasteles y tortas) cubre los gastos de su familia. Vive en casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona de sopocachi en la Ciudad de La Paz; es soltera y tiene un hijo. Ivania se encuentra muy satisfecha con los créditos que se le otorgaron anteriormente, pues ayudaron a implementar su confitería. Ahora, con la compra del horno industrial podrá aumentar el volumen de su producción, reducir costos de electricidad y obtener mejores ingresos.

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 $350 helped Ivania to buy an industrial oven to facilitate cake production in her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2011
Oct 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012