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Cecilia grows vegetables and flowers, which she sells by wholesale in one of the markets of the town of La Paz. She lives with her children in a house that she owns. Her husband is currently working abroad. Her house is located in the community of Palomar of the sector of Rio Abajo, province of Murillo, deparment of La Paz.

She requests the loan in order to purchase improved seeds. That way she'll improve her production and help preserve the environment, since by using these seeds she'll no longer need too much water for irrigation and she'll optimize the use of such an important resource. In addition, she'll get a high quality produce, which will yield higher profits for investing in her land.

Cecilia's dream is to increase her agricultural production without harming the environment, and to own a tree nursery.

This is the 7th time she requests a loan with IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.
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Cecilia se dedica a la producción agrícola de verduras, hortalizas y flores, los cuales comercializa al por mayor en uno de los mercados de la Ciudad de La Paz. Ella vive en casa propia junto con sus hijos, su esposo se encuentra trabajando en el exterior, la casa esta ubicada en la comunidad de Palomar, del Sector de Rió Abajo de La provincia Murillo del Departamento de La Paz.
El crédito lo requiere para compra de semilla mejorada: de esta manera mejorara su producción y ayudara a la preservación del medio ambiente ya que al utilizar estas semillas ya no necesitara demasiado riego de agua y así optimizara este recurso tan importante, además tendrá un producto que será de calidad del cual percibirá mayores ingresos para invertir en sus terrenos.

El sueño de Cecilia, es incrementar su producción agrícola sin dañar el medio ambiente, y tener un vivero forestal.

Es la séptima vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez 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
  • 119
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,709,225
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,700 helped Cecilia to purchase improved seeds for her vegetable and flower crops.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
19 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 7, 2013
Jun 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014