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Alicia is married and has four children, two of whom are independent and two live with her. They live in their own three-room house in Palomar in the city of La Paz. Every day she farms and raises cattle to support her family. Her husband works in the city, and her income has to pay for the family's food, education, and basic services.

She needs a loan to buy improved vegetable seed, which will be a great help because it requires little irrigation, grows fast and cleanly, and also conserves the soil. Alicia dreams of increasing production and income, which will improve her standard of living. This is her first loan cycle with IMPRO and Kiva.
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Alicia,es casada y tiene cuatro hijos de los cuales dos ya son independientes y los otros dos viven con ella, en casa propia ocupando tres habitaciones, la casa se encuentra en la población del Palomar en la ciud de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja todo el día dedicándose a la agricultura y cría de ganado vacuno para poder mantener a su familia ya que su esposo trabaja en la ciudad y con los ingresos que tiene debe cubrir los gastos de alimentación, educación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de semilla mejorada ya que le sera de mucha ayuda ya que no necesita de mucho riego y la producción es mas rápida y limpia, además de que el terreno no se desgasta mucho.
El sueño de Alicia, es mejorar su producción y sus ingresos económicos ya que eso le ayudara a mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Alicia to buy improved vegetable seed so that her production is higher and cleaner.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014