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Sra. Martha makes bread and pastries in her home. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy supplies such as flour, eggs, sugar, and other products. The demand for her products has grown enormously, so she needs to keep her customers satisfied. This is very good for her because it means she will have more income. Martha lives in a rented house in the District of Villa Nueva Potosi in the city of La Paz. She is a widow and has five children.

Martha has been a client of IMPRO since 2008 and her business has grown a little bit at a time. This will be the third time that her loan is being referred to Kiva for funding.

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La señora Martha trabaja elaborando pan y masitas en su propia casa. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de materia prima como ser harina, huevos, azúcar y demás insumos, pues la demanda por sus productos ha crecido enormemente y necesita satisfacerla. Esto es muy bueno para ella pues significa mayores ingresos. Vive en casa en anticrético la misma queda ubicada en la zona de Villa Nueva Potosi en la ciudad de La Paz; es viuda y tiene cinco hijos. Martha es cliente de Impro desde el año 2008 y su negocio ha crecido poco a poco. Esta será la tercera vez que su crédito es canalizado a través 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Martha to buy flour, eggs, sugar, and other supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2011
Nov 7, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012