Check out some available loans that are similar to this one!
María is married. Her husband is a gas installer, and they have two children. They live in a rented house, occupying three rooms. It has fine finishing touches and a wood floor. The house is located in the Ciudad Satélite area of the city of El Alto. María has a degree, and she is currently a teacher. In addition, her husband has a gas installation business with which they cover the expenses for rent, electricity, water, sewers, and food.

She needs the loan to buy tools for gas installation (Crescent wrenches to use on the pipes and soldering torches).

María’s dream is, together with her husband, to make his business grow. This way their income will improve so that they can have a better quality of life.

This is the fourth loan she has requested from IMPRO and the first one with Kiva.
View original language description ↓
Maria es casada, su esposo es instalador de gas y tienen dos hijos, viven en casa alquilada en un acabado fino con piso de machihembre ocupan tres habitaciones; la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Ciudad Satélite de la ciudad de El Alto.

El Nivel de educación de María es Licenciatura, actualmente es profesora, además con su esposo tienen una empresa de Instalación de gas, con lo cual cubren los gastos de alquiler, luz, agua, alcantarillado, y de alimentación.

El crédito lo requiere para la compra de herramientas para Instalación de Gas (llaves inglesas para entornillar los tubos, sopletes para soldar).

El sueño de María junto a su esposo es hacer crecer su empresa y así mejorar sus ingresos económicos para tener una mejor calidad de vida.

Es la cuarta vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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
  • 136
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Maria to buy tools for their home gas installation business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 22, 2012
Dec 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014