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Nicolasa is married, and she lives in the Nuevo Potosí area of the city of La Paz. Her home needs a lot of repairs, which she is not able to pay for. Her living conditions are quite bad.

She works selling clothes. Her husband works in another department in Bolivia, and he sends a limited amount of money monthly for the family.

She needs the loan to buy merchandise (clothing for men and women), which will serve to expand her business.

Nicolosa’s dream is to be able to save enough and to make the repairs to her house. She wants to do this in order to improve her family’s living conditions.

This is the first time she has worked with Kiva.
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Nicolasa es casada y vive en la zona de Nuevo Potosí de la ciudad de La Paz, su hogar necesita muchas refacciones que no puede pagar por lo que sus condiciones de vida son bastante malas. Trabaja como comerciante de ropa y su esposo trabaja en otro departamento de Bolivia mandando una cantidad de dinero limitada al mes para su familia. Requiere el crédito para la compra de mercadería (ropa de hombre y mujer) que le servirá para ampliar su negocio.

El sueño de Nicolasa es poder ahorrar lo suficiente y hacer las refacciones de su casa para mejorar la condición de vida de su familia.

Es la primera vez que trabaja 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
  • 122
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Nicolasa to buy men's and women's clothing for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014