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Elvira has a dressmaking workshop where she makes dresses and general clothing repairs. The loan she needs is to purchase basic materials such as cloth, thread, linings, zippers and buttons, etc.

Elvira is single and has three children. She lives in a house located in the Miraflores zone of La Paz as a caretaker. Elvira is very happy with the loans made to her previously. She has had five loans and has paid all of them in full. They helped her to obtain a greater income and take care of her family. This is the third time that she has asked for her loan to be sent to Kiva.
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La señora Elvira tiene un taller de costura donde elabora vestidos y arreglos en general. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de materia prima como telas , hilos, forros, cierres, botones, etc. Elvira es soltera y tiene tres hijos .Vive en casa como cuidadora ubicada en la zona de Miraflores de la Ciudad de La Paz. Elvira se encuentra muy feliz por los créditos otorgados anteriormente –fueron cinco, todos pagados en su totalidad - ya que le ayudaron a tener más ingresos y mantener su familia. Esta es la tercera vez que desea que su solicitud sea enviada a 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
  • 125
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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 $200 helped Elvira to buy cloth, thread, linings and zippers to continue with her business making clothes and general clothing repairs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2011
Dec 12, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012