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Maria is a widow, and has a son who is attending the university. They live in a rented home, occupying two rooms. The house is located in the Ciudadela Ferroviaria neighborhood of the city of La Paz.

Maria currently earns income working as an employee of a public entity for more than 8 hours a day, because she must cover the food, education, and basic services expenditures for her family.

Maria needs a loan to buy a laptop computer, because this will be a great help to her in her work activities.

Maria's dream is to increase her income so that she can acquire a house through an anticrético (a special type of lease arrangement), because she wants to improve her quality of life and have more comfort.

This is the first time that Maria has requested a loan jointly from IMPRO and Kiva.
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Maria es viuda y tiene un hijo que esta en la universidad, viven en una casa alquilada ocupando dos habitaciones, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Ciudadela Ferroviaria de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente percibe ingresos ya que trabaja como empleado en una entidad pública por más de ocho horas al día ya que debe cubrir los gastos de alimentación y educación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de una computadora portátil ya que le será de mucha ayuda en sus actividades laborales.
El sueño de María es mejorar sus ingresos para adquirir una casa en anticrético ya que desea mejorar su calidad de vida y tener más comodidad.
Es la primera vez que solicita 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
  • 153
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,657,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Maria to purchase a computer to help her with her job.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 15, 2012
Oct 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2013