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Natalia sells books, and she also works as a product promoter in supermarkets. Her husband performs maintenance on computers and electronic devices. She rents where she lives in the Pampahasi area of the City of La Paz. Their quality of life there is not the best for her family.

She needs the loan to buy more books and to be able to offer her customers greater variety.

Natalia’s dream is to make her book selling business grow. That way her family will be able to move to a better home.

This is the first time she has worked with Kiva.
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Natalia es comerciante de libros y además trabaja como impulsadora de supermercados. Su esposo se dedica al mantenimiento de computadoras y aparatos electrónicos. Vive en alquiler en la zona de Pampahasi de la ciudad de La Paz donde su calidad de vida no es la mejor para su familia.

El crédito lo necesita para comprar más libros y poder ofrecer mayor variedad a su clientela.

El sueño de Natalia es hacer crecer su negocio de venta de libros y así poder mudar a su familia a un mejor hogar.

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
  • 126
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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 $800 helped Natalia to buy more books in order to be able to offer her customers greater variety.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2013
Jan 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2014