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Lurdes is single and does not have children. She lives in Palomar, in her parents' home. She takes up only one bedroom that has brick walls and a dirt floor. Currently, she works over 10 hours a day growing vegetables. With her earnings, she must pay for her food and basic needs.

She will use the loan to purchase modified seeds that will help her vegetable production as they do not need much water and they grow more quickly. Lurdes's dream is to increase her planting area and eventually become independent and improve her quality of life.
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Lurdes,es soltera y no tiene hijos, vive en la población de Palomar en la casa de sus padres ocupando solo una habitación con paredes de ladrillo y el piso de tierra.
Actualmente trabaja por mas de diez horas al día dedicándose por completo al cultivo de hortalizas,ya que con los ingresos que tiene debe cubrir sus gastos de alimentación y pago de servicios básicos.
El crédito lo invertirá en la compra de semilla mejorada ya que le facilita en la producción de hortalizas por que no necesita mucho riego y el tiempo de producción es mas rápido.
El sueño de Lurdes es aumentar sus hectáreas de producción con la finalidad de independizarse y mejorar su calidad 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
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,679,175
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Lurdes purchase modified seeds for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 22, 2014
Mar 6, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 17, 2015