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Celestina has a neighborhood store in her home. Her level of education is high school. She lives in her own house made up of 3 finished rooms and panel flooring. She lives in the Pasanakeri zone in the city of La Paz and has 4 children and is married. Celestina tends to her store more than 8 hours a day to cover her expenses of food, light, water, education and education of her children and others.

The loan she is requesting is to purchase cement, sand, and plaster to renovate her bathroom and the walls of her house and therefore improve the quality of life for herself and her children.

Celestina's dream is to finish the construction on her house. This is her 10th loan she is requesting from IMPRO and her first loan with Kiva.
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La señora Celestina tiene una tienda de barrio en su domicilio, su nivel de educación es secundaria, vive en casa propia ocupando 3 habitaciones en un acabado fino y piso de machimbre. Ella vive en la zona de Pasanakeri de la ciudad de La Paz y tiene cuatro hijos y está casada.
Celestina atiende su tienda más de 8 horas al día, para cubrir sus gastos de alimentación, luz, agua, educación de sus hijos y otros.

El crédito lo requiere para la compra de cemento, arena, estuco, para refacción de un baño y paredes de su vivienda y así mejorar la calidad de vida de ella y sus hijos.

El sueño de Celestina es terminar de construir su casa.

Es la décima vez que solicita un crédito con IMPRO y la primera 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 134
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,286,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,400 helped Celestina to purchase cement, sand, and plaster to rennovate the bathroom and walls of her home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014