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Sara is married and has a small child. They live in a house they own, occupying two small rooms. The house is located in the Ernesto Torrez area of the city of La Paz. Currently she works more than ten hours a day as a street vendor selling clothing and accessories because she does not have a fixed stall.

She needs a loan to increase her working capital because she wants to increase earnings since she helps to pay for her family’s food and basic services.

Sara’s dream is to have her own stall so that she will not have to endure walking, which is very demanding, and so that she can improve her earnings.

This is the first time she has applied for a loan from Impro and from Kiva.
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Sara, es casada y tiene un hijo pequeño, viven en casa propia ocupando dos habitaciones pequeñas, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Ernesto Torrez de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja por mas de diez horas al día como comerciante de ropa y accesorios de vestir lo hace forma ambulante ya que no cuenta con un puesto fijo.
El crédito lo requiere para el aumento de capital de trabajo ya que desea mejorar sus ingresos ya que ayuda con los pagos de alimentación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia.
El sueño de Sara es tener su puesto de venta propio para ya no sufrir caminando ya que es un trabajo muy sacrificado, de esta forma mejorar sus ingresos.
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
  • 113
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,500 helped Sara to purchase clothing merchandise for her business.
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 26, 2013
Jul 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 3, 2013