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Juana is married, has four children, and lives in her family's home in the city of El Alto. She only went to school up to high school. She works as a fish seller from Tuesday to Friday. Her husband is a mason and earns very little.

She needs a loan to increase her working capital so she can buy more fish and attend different fairs in El Alto with her fish. With her larger amount of fish, she can obtain more sales. This is the first time she is requesting a loan from Kiva.
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Juana es casada, tiene cuatro hijos, vive en casa de sus familiares en la ciudad de El Alto.
Ella estudio solo hasta el nivel secundario. Se dedida a la comercializacion de pescado de martes a viernes Su esposo es albañil y gana muy poco
Necesita crédito para incrementar su capital de trabajo, lo que le permitirá comprar más pescado y así acudir a diferentes ferias alteñas con su producto en mayor cantidad para obtener más ventas
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto 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
  • 117
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,694,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Juana to buy more fish for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 27, 2013
Sep 5, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014