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Ana lives in a rented house with her three younger brothers and her two young children who are 1 and 5 years old in the Los Andes area of the city of El Alto. She works sewing traditional full skirts, like the ones that are sold at popular markets in the city of El Alto. This is her main source of income, which she uses to support the family that is in her care.

She is requesting this loan to purchase materials: bolts of fabric to make skirts. This will allow her to maintain a stable flow of income. She qualified for approval based on an evaluation.

Ana's dream is to have a sewing workshop with industrial sewing machines and later to have a shop where she can sell her products.
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Ana vive en casa alquilada con sus tres hermano menores y sus dos pequeños hijos de 5 y 1 años de edad en la zona de Los Andes de la ciudad de El Alto, trabaja como artesana en costura: confecciona polleras, mismas que las comercializa en la ferias populares de la ciudad de El Alto. Esta es su actividad principal con la que tiene que cubrir la manutención de su familia que está a su cargo.

El crédito que solicita es para la compra de materia prima: tela por rollo para la confección de las polleras; de esta manera mantendrá estable su flujo de ingresos; por la evaluación realizada califica para su aprobación.

El sueño de Ana es poder contar con un taller de costura con maquina de costura industriales y posteriormente tener una tienda donde podrá comercializar su producto.

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
  • 125
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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 $1,000 helped Ana to purchase bolts of different colored fabrics for her business making skirts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 24, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014