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Maria Elena
Maria Elena is single and has no children. She lives in her parents' house. The house is located in the area of Villa Cooperativa in the city of El Alto.

She went to school up to secondary school and now works selling dishes in the Ceja of the city of El Alto. She needs the loan to buy more dishes and grow her capital to have more sales and thus improve her income and quality of life. Maria Elena's dream is to have a wholesale dishes business. This is the first time she has asked for a loan with IMPRO and the first time with KIVA.
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Maria Elena, es soltera y no tiene hijos, viven en casa de sus padres, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Villa Cooperativa de la ciudad de El Alto.

Ella estudió hasta el nivel de Secundaria y actualmente se dedica al comercio de vajillas en la Ceja de la ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito lo requiere para comprar más vajillas y aumentar su capital para tener mayores ventas y a si mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida

El sueño de Maria Elena es tener una negocio al por mayor de vajillas

Es la primera 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
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,650,050
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Maria Elena to buy more dishes to continue with her business selling them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 9, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014