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Teodora owns a shop that makes small machines to create rubber stamps which are sold in Santa Cruz, Cochabamba and Beni states. Her husband is in charge of selling these products. They have 3 children ages 15, 12 and 4. They live in the Villa Ingenio (Rió Seco) are of El Alto city.

The loan will be used to buy raw materials which will allow for increased production of her small machines to satisfy demand.

This is her first loan with Impro. Our evaluation qualifies her favorably and therefore her application was immediately approved.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer

Teodora posee un taller donde fabrica pequeñas maquinas para elaborar sellos de goma, las cuales son comercializadas en los departamentos de Santa Cruz, Cochabamba y Beni, el esposo es el encargado de vender estos productos tienen tres hijos de 15, 12 y 4 años de edad. Viven en la zona Villa Ingenio (Rió Seco) de la ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito será destinado para comprar materia prima, lo que permitirá incrementar la producción de sus pequeñas maquinas y satisfacer la gran demanda.

Este es su primer crédito con Impro, nuestra evaluación la calificó favorablemente, por eso, su solicitud fue aprobada inmediatamente.

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
  • 142
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,377,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Teodora purchase raw materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 12, 2008
Aug 29, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009