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Simona is married and has two children. She lives in El Alto, in a house made of brick and cement that belongs to her brother. Simona works as an artisan. She needs a loan to buy fabric, thread, and other materials for her work. Simona is the only source of income in the household (her husband is out of work) and so she needs your help.
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Simona es casada y tiene dos hijos, ella vive en El Alto en una casa de ladrillo y cemento que le pertenece a su hermano Simona se dedica a la artesanía. Necesita un credito para comprar tela, hilo y otros materiales para sus trabajos Simona es la unica fuente de ingresos en el hogar (el marido esta desempleado) por eso necesita su ayuda

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
  • 132
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,276,850
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Simona to buy fabric, thread, and other materials for her artisan work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 21, 2014
May 1, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015