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Sonia is single and has a school-age son. She lives in her parents’ house occupying a room with brick walls and a dirt floor; the house is located in the city of La Paz’s Llojeta zone.

She earns income working as an elementary school teacher more than six hours daily since she’s the only one who covers food, education and basic utility costs for her family.

She’s asking for the loan to buy a computer that will be of much use to her in preparing teaching materials. Sonia’s dream is to improve her income to become independent to improve her family situation.

This is her first loan request to IMPRO and KIVA.
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Sonia es soltera y tiene un hijo el cual esta en etapa escolar, vive en la casa de sus padres ocupando una habitación con paredes de ladrillo y el piso de tierra, la casa esta ubicada en la zona Llojeta de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente percibe ingresos ya que trabaja como profesora de primaria por más de seis horas al día, siendo ella la única que cubre los gastos de alimentación, educación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia.
El crédito lo solicita para la compra de una computadora ya que le será de mucha ayuda en su trabajo para la elaboración de material de enseñanza.
El sueño de Sonia es mejorar sus ingresos y poder independizarse para mejorar su situación familiar.
Es la primera vez que solicita el crédito junto a IMPRO y 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 $800 helped Sonia to buy computers.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2012
Aug 6, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013