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Beatriz lives on Mirador street in Ventilla, a semi urban zone of El Alto. Due to family issues she separated from her husband and currently lives alone. Her husband lives with and supports the children.

Beatriz sells leather and hides from cattle and goats along the border with Peru. She works in this area because prices are higher. The requested loan will be used to purchase additional merchandise (hides). The market is stable, but the demand for the goods currently exceeds her supplies so she will surely increase her sales.

This is the seventh loan that Beatriz has requested from IMPRO. She has been a client since 2004 and has a good credit history. The evaluation completed by IMPRO approved her for this loan.

Translated from Spanish by Casey Unrein, Kiva volunteer.

Beatriz, vive en la calle Mirador de la zona de Ventilla, zona peri urbana de ciudad de El Alto.

Actualmente vive sola ya que por razones familiares se separo de su esposo quien se encarga de sus hijos.

Ella se dedica al comercio de cueros de vaca y chivos en la frontera con Perú, ya que su precio es más elevado en dicho sector.

El crédito lo destinara en la compra de más mercadería ( cueros de vaca y chivo) pues indica que la demanda por dichos productos excede su oferta actual y el mercado está asegurado y que definitivamente mejorarán sus ingresos.

Es el séptimo crédito con Impro, la evaluación realizada la califica para otorgar el crédito. Beatriz es cliente de IMPRO desde el año 2004 y su historial de pagos es muy bueno.

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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.1
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Beatriz purchase of additional cattle and goat hides to sell along the Peruvian border.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 25, 2008
Jul 9, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009