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Sintya is a single mother with a young daughter. She spends more than 10 hours a day selling and renting out gold jewelry. This is the only source of income by which she is able to support her daughter and pay for all expenses such as food and medical care. Sintya does not have health insurance. She does not have many comforts living at her parents' home in a room made of brick and with a dirt floor. The house is located in the District of Pura Pura in the city of La Paz.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy more jewelry such as rings, earrings, necklaces, charms, and other items so that she can sell them later and increase her income. Sintya dreams of improving her quality of life and providing more comfort and security for her daughter. This is the first time she has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

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Sintya, es madre soltera y tiene una hija pequeña, se dedica a la venta y flete de joyas de oro por más de diez horas al día, es el único ingreso que tiene para mantener a su hija ya que paga todos los gastos de alimentación y gastos médicos ya que tampoco cuenta con un seguro medico.
Sintya, no tiene muchas comodidades pues vive en una habitación de ladrillo y el piso de tierra en la casa de sus padres en la zona Pura pura de la ciudad de La Paz.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de más joyas ya sean anillos, aretes, collares, dijes etc. Para posteriormente ponerlas a la venta y aumentar sus ingresos.
El sueño que tiene Sintya, es mejorar su calidad de vida y darle más comodidad y seguridad a su hija.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y la primera vez junto 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
  • 126
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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 $500 helped Sintya to buy earrings, necklaces, rings, charms, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2013