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Sra. Elizabeth has a son and lives in a rental property that contains one room with fine finishes and a wooden plank floor. Her home also has a kitchen, a bathroom, a dining room, and a living room. The house is located in the District of Escobar Uria in the city of La Paz.

Elizabeth works independently in two business activities: giving haircuts and making crochet items. She alone handles the expenses such as food, basic services, and clothing for her family.

The loan she is requesting will be used to buy equipment for her hair salon, such as a pair of new scissors, another hair dryer, and an electric razor so that she can grow her business. Elizabeth’s dream is to earn more income so that she can improve her quality of life and acquire a location for her beauty salon. She currently provides haircuts out of her home.

This is the first time she has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

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La señora Elizabeth tiene un hijo, vive en anticrético ocupando una habitación con un acabado fino y piso de machimbre, también cuenta con una cocina, baño, comedor y sala, la casa esta ubicada en la zona de Escobar Uria de la ciudad de La Paz.

Elizabeth trabaja de forma independiente realizando dos actividades como ser: peinados y tejidos a croché ya que ella sola corre con los gastos de alimentación, servicios básicos, vestimenta de su familia.

El crédito lo requiere para la compra de implementos para su negocio de peluquera, como ser un par de tijeras nuevas, otra secadora de pelo, una rasuradora electrica para hacer crecer su negocio.

El sueño de Elizabeth, es mejorar sus ingresos económicos para mejorar su calidad de vida y así tener una salón de belleza ya que actualmente peina a domicilio.

Es la primera vez con IMPRO y la primera 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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Elizabeth to buy scissors, a hair dryer, and an electric razor.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 14, 2013
Jan 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014