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Lucia is separated, has two children and lives with her in-laws in the city of El Alto. She only studied up to primary school level. She survives by cooking Bolivian food (Sajta chicken, chili noodles, revuelto) from her kiosk from Monday to Saturday. She needs a loan to increase her available capital, enabling her to buy rice, noodles, oil etc. Her dream is to have a fully equipped restaurant and so have a better income and quality of life. This is the first time that she has requested a loan through Kiva.
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Lucia es separada, tiene dos hijos, vive en casa de sus suegros en la ciudad de El Alto.
Ella estudio solo hasta el nivel de primaria. Sobrevive cocinando comida boliviana (sajta de pollo, aji de fideo, revuelto) de lunes a sabado en su quiosco
Necesita credito para incremento de capital que le permita comprar arroz, fideo, aceite y otros.
El sueño de Lucia es tener un restaurant con todas sus comodidades y asi tener mejores ingresos y calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito a 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
  • 108
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Lucia to increase her capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2013
Sep 3, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015