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Damiana lives in a rented home with her husband and children in the Sopocachi zone of the city of La Paz. She sells kitchen items. Her husband is traveling and sends her money to cover costs.
She is requesting a loan to start a new business selling clothing. This will generate a greater income for her, which will allow her to help her husband and provide her children with a better standard of living.
Damiana's dream is to have her own home, and for her children to be professionals.
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Damiana vive en alquiler con su esposo e hijos en la zona de Sopocachi de la ciudad de La Paz. Se dedica a la venta de utencilios de cocina, el esposo esta de viaje y le envia dinero para los gastos.

El credito que solicita es para iniciar un nuevo negocio de venta de ropa que le generara mejores ingresos. Que le permitiran ayudar a su esposo y dar un mejor nivel de vida a sus hijos.

El sueño de Damiana es tener su casa propia y que sus hijos sean profesionales.

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
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,475 helped Damiana to sell clothing.
52% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 8, 2014
Feb 13, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: