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Luz is a salesperson. She sells all types of natural medicine products to people living outside the city. She lives in her own house, in the Villa el Carmen zone of the city of Paz.

She needs the loan to increase her working capital and, in this way, to be able to increase her profits to buy more natural medicine for her business.

Luz’s dream is to be able to always have what she needs to live well without money and health problems. Additionally, her dream is to support the education of her children until they make use of it themselves and, in this way, have a better level of living.
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Luz es comerciante, vende todo tipo de productos medicinales naturales en poblaciones distantes a la ciudad, vive en casa propia, en la zona de Villa el Carmen de la ciudad de la Paz.
El crédito lo requiere incrementar capitl de trabajoy de esta manera poder aumentar sus ingresos al comprar más medicinas naturales para su negocio.

El sueño de Luz es poder tener siempre lo necesario para vivir bien sin problemas de dinero y salud además de apoyar con la educación a sus hijos hasta que estos puedan valerse por si mismos teniendo de esta manera un mejor nivel de vida.

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
  • 121
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Luz to increase her working capital for her natural medicines business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 13, 2013
Sep 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2014