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Ms. Sonia M. lives in her own home with her mother on Loyola Street in the Alto Tacagua district of the city of La Paz. Sonia has a one-year-old daughter and works as an operator in a Radio Taxi company. Furthermore, she recently obtained a car that she rents out as a taxi, which generates income for her on a daily basis.

She is requesting this loan in order to repair her vehicle, replace its tires, give maintenance to the engine, and perform a complete automobile check.

This is her first loan with Impro, but her credit check has determined that she is able to make monthly payments, so she qualifies for a loan.

Translated from Spanish by Elizabeth Casian, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Sonia vive en casa propia con su mama en la calle Loyola de la zona de Alto Tacagua de la ciudad de La Paz; Sonia tiene una hija de un año y trabaja como operadora en una compañía de servicio de Radio Taxi, además de haber adquirido recientemente un auto el cual le genera una renta diaria, también como radio taxi.

El crédito que solicita es para reparar su movilidad, cambiar llantas, mantenimiento de motor y chequeo completo de todo el automóvil.

No tiene antecedente con Impro es su primer crédito, pero califica para obtenerlo, pues el análisis de flujo de caja efectuado permite el pago de sus responsabilidades mensuales.

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
  • 135
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Sonia replace tires and give maintenance to her taxi.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 8, 2008
Apr 24, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009