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Dora’s married and has a five-year-old son attending Kindergarten. They live in her own house located in the city of El Alto’s Villa Ballivian zone.

She completed secondary school and she helps out her husband making baby blankets; they work from home.

She needs the loan to buy raw material, printed thermal fabric, because it tends to become scarce these days. She also wants to buy an additional sewing machine to increase production.

Dora’s dream is to have a large sewing workshop and to make a variety of products so she can generate employment. This is her first loan request to Impro and to Kiva.
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Dora es casada y tiene un hijo de 5 años que cursa el en kinder, viven en casa de los propia, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Villa Ballivian de la ciudad de El Alto.
Ella estudió hasta el nivel secundario, ella con la ayuda de su esposo trabajan en la elaboración de frazaditas para bebé, sus trabajos lo realizan en su mismo domicilio.
El crédito lo requiere para adquirir materia prima que es la tela polar estampada ya que por estas fechas tiende a escasear, además adquirir otra máquina más, así podrá aumentar su producción.
El sueño de Dora es tener un gran taller de costura y realizar una gran variedad de productos, así ella también generar nuevos empleos.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Dora to buy thermal fabric to make baby blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 13, 2013
May 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014