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Yakelin’s married and has a school age daughter. She lives in a rented, three-bedroom house located in the central part of La Paz. Yakelin works more than ten hours daily selling clothes and clothing accessories from place to place since she does not have a permanent stand and with the little she earns is able to cover rent, food and basic utility costs for her family. She needs the loan to increase her stock merchandise and to buy more clothes because she wants to improve her income and her quality of life.

Yakelin’s dream is to own a house to provide more comfort and security for her family and she also wants to have a store so she doesn’t have to sell from place to place any longer. This is her second loan request to IMPRO and first with KIVA.
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Yakelin es casada y tiene una hija que esta en etapa escolar, vive en una casa alquilada, ocupando tres habitaciones, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona central de la ciudad de La Paz.
Yakelin trabaja por más de diez horas al día vendiendo ropa y accesorios de vestir de forma ambulante, ya que no cuenta con un puesto fijo, y con lo poco que gana debe cubrir los gastos de alquiler, alimentación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia.
El crédito lo requiere para aumentar su mercadería y comprar más ropa ya que desea mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Yakelin, es tener su casa propia para dar más comodidad y seguridad a su familia, también desea tener su propia tienda para ya no hacerlo de forma ambulante.
Es la segunda 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
  • 126
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,100 helped Yakelin to buy more clothes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 8, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014