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Miriam is a single mother who has a four-year-old child. She lives in her own home with her three older siblings. Her house is located in the District of Villa Bolívar D in the city of El Alto.

Miriam only has a high school education. She has a small kiosk where she sells chocolates and a wide variety of sweets at the international airport in El Alto. Her loan will be used to buy plush toys and handicrafts. This will increase her operating capital, which will allow her to earn more income and improve the quality of life for her little one.

Miriam’s dream is to own a boutique where she can offer clothing made of vicuña wool and a variety of Bolivian handicrafts. This is the first time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

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Miriam es madre soltera, tiene un hijo de cuatro años de edad, vive en casa propia con sus tres hermanos mayores. El domicilio se encuentra en la zona de Villa Bolívar D de la ciudad de El Alto.
Miriam solamente es bachiller. Tiene un pequeño kiosco en el que comercializa chocolates y una gran variedad de golosinas en el Aeropuerto Internacional de El Alto.
El crédito es para comprar peluches y artesanías, aumentar su capital de trabajo le permitira incrementar sus ingresos y la calidad de vida de su pequeño.
El sueño de Miriam es tener una boutique en la que pueda ofrecer ropa de vicuña y variedad de artesanías bolivianas.
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
  • 122
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Miriam to buy plush toys and handicrafts to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2013
Jul 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014