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Update on Eva

Eva is married and has an 18 year old son attending secondary school. They live in their own house occupying just two small rooms. The house is located in the city of La Paz’s San Martín zone.

Eva works manufacturing candy for “sahumerio” (offerings made to show gratitude to Mother Earth) which is why she’s asking for the loan to buy sugar and food coloring since this is what’s used most of all in the towns where offerings to the earth are made.

She’s currently working more than 8 hours daily and only from Monday through Friday because she takes her products to the towns on the weekends.
She also gets income from her husband who works in urban transportation and this way the two of them can cover food, utilities and medical expenses for the family since they don’t have health insurance.

Eva’s dream is to expand her workshop because she has just one small room to make her products and this way she can improve her income and her quality of life. This is the second time she’s worked with IMPRO and KIVA.
View original language description ↓
Eva, es casada y tiene un hijo el cual estudia en la secundaria y tiene 18 años, viven en casa propia y ocupan solo dos habitaciones pequeñas, la casa esta ubicada en la zona San Martín de la ciudad de La Paz.
Eva se dedica a la fabricación de dulces de sahumerio (ofrendas que se hacen a la madre tierra como agradecimiento) es por eso que solicita el crédito para la compra de azúcar y tintes ya que esto lo utilizan más que todo en los pueblos que dan ofrendas a la tierra.
Actualmente trabaja por más de ocho horas al día y solo de lunes a viernes ya que los fines de semana lleva su producto a los pueblos, también cuenta con los ingresos de su esposo que se dedica al transporte urbano y de esta forma ambos cubren los gastos de alimentación, servicios básicos y médicos de su familia ya que no cuentan con seguro médico.
El sueño de Eva es ampliar su taller ya que solo ocupa una habitación pequeña para la elaboración de sus productos y de esta forma mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
Es la segunda vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y KIVA.

Previous Loan Details

Eva makes a series of sweets for “sahumerio” (a ritual where sweets and other products are offered to Mother Earth in gratitude and so that things will go well for the family). This activity is her source of income for family support. The loan she needs is to buy flour, sugar and coloring to ... More from Eva's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 155
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  • $36,650,050
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Eva to buy candy-making ingredients.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 12, 2012
May 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2012