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Eva is married and she lives in her own home in the San Martin neighborhood of the city of La Paz. She makes sahumerio, or incense, candy (sahumerio is an ancient ritual that is used to give thanks to Mother Earth). She has done this work since she was very young. She also has a minibus and between these two businesses she makes enough income to support her family.

She is asking for this loan to increase her capital, buy more ingredients, be able to make her incense candy in greater quantities, and be able to sell abroad.

Eva's dream was to have her own home and she achieved it. Currently, her dream is for her three children to become professionals.
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Eva está casada y vive en casa propia en la zona de San Martin de la ciudad de La Paz, tiene por actividad la elaboración de dulces de sahumerio (sahumerio es un ritual antiguo que se usa para dar gracias a la madre tierra), esta actividad la realiza desde muy joven; también tiene un microbús y con ambas actividades ella genera sus ingresos con los cuales mantiene a su familia.

Solicita el crédito para aumentar su capital, comprar más ingredientes y poder elaborar en mayor cantidad de dulces de sahumerio y poder alcanzar a vender en el exterior.

El sueño de Eva fue tener su propia casa lo cual ya logro, ahora su sueño es que sus tres hijos sean profesionales.

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
  • 128
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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 $1,500 helped Eva to buy ingredients to keep making incense candy.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013