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Update on Miriam

Miriam is married and has two children. She lives in the Pasankeri neighborhood of the city of La Paz. She makes candied peanuts for a living, which she sells in the city's center.

Miriam is asking for a loan to buy ingredients (peanuts, sugar), as she has found other ways to sell peanuts (ground, toasted, candied, etc.) and she wants to try to increase her profits.

Miriam's dream is to have her own home as she currently rents.

This is the fourth time her loan has been channeled through Kiva.
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Miriam está casada y tiene dos hijos; vive en la zona de Pasankeri de la ciudad de La Paz, su actividad es la elaboración de maní confitado el cual elabora y vende en el centro de la ciudad.

Miriam solicita el crédito para compra de insumos (mani.azucar), ya que a la fecha encontró otra forma de vender el maní (Molido, Tostado, Confitado, Etc.), de esta manera tratará de mejorar sus ingresos.

El sueño de Miriam es poder tener su casa propia ya que actualmente vive en alquiler

Esta es la cuarta vez que su crédito se canaliza a través de Kiva.

Previous Loan Details

Miriam is married and has 2 children who attend school. They live in a rented home, occupying one room. Their house is located in the Pasankeri neighborhood of the city of La Paz. Miriam currently works selling candied peanuts. She sells from place to place, working more than 10 hours a day... More from Miriam's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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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 $1,000 helped Miriam to buy peanuts and sugar to make candied, toasted, and ground peanuts and to improve her sales.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Miriam. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More