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Ana is an entrepreneurial woman who works to educate and support her children. She has a store where she makes and sells traditional skirts and petticoats for indigenous women. Currently she works with a domestic sewing machine, which consumes a lot of electricity and is very slow. She lives in the city of El Alto.

With the loan she is requesting, she will buy three industrial straight sewing machines with what she will save in electricity, and she will contribute to saving electricity. She will also be able to mechanize the production of her products and to generate greater financial earnings for her family.

Ana's dream is to have a bigger store and to have the machines to satisfy the amount of demand that exists in her market.

This is the seventh time she has asked for a loan from Impro and the third with Kiva.
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Ana es una mujer emprendedora que trabaja para la educación y la manutención de sus dos hijos, tiene una tienda donde elabora y comercializa polleras y centros para cholitas, actualmente trabaja con una maquina domestica donde consume mucha electricidad y es muy lenta. Vive en la ciudad de El Alto.

Con el crédito que solicita comprará tres máquinas cosedoras industriales rectas con lo que ahorrará energía eléctrica y podrá contribuir con el ahorro de energía eléctrica, también podrá mecanizar la producción de sus productos y generar mayores ingresos económicos para su familia.

El sueño de Ana, es de contar con una tienda más grande y contar con mas maquinas para poder satisfacer la cantidad de demanda que existe en su mercado.

Esta es la séptima vez que solicita un crédito de Impro y la tercera con Kiva.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Ana to buy three electronic sewing machines for her store, where she makes traditional skirts and petticoats for women.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
32 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2015