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Saturnina Rita
Saturina walks around selling her wares (selling rice and milk). She works in the streets, pushing her small, two-wheeled cart with her merchandise. Her husband is a worker at a bread store. This work allows Saturnina to pay for the upkeep of her five children, who depend on her. Saturnina lives in the home of her parents, located in the zone Brazil in the city of El Alto.

This loan would be invested in the purchase of a new cart, because the one she has now is in very bad shape.

This is her first loan with IMPRO. The results of her evaluation allow her to apply for this loan which is requested for Saturnina.
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Saturnina es comerciante ambulante de mazamorra (api, arroz don leche), trabaja en las calles empujando su pequeño carrito de dos llantas con su mercadería, el esposo es ayudante de panadería. Esta ocupación le permite a Saturnina cubrir la manutención de sus cinco hijos que dependen de ella, Saturnina vive en la casa de sus padres ubicada en la zona Brasil de la Ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito será invertido en la compra de un nuevo carrito porque el actual esta en mal estado.

Es su primer crédito con Impro, la evaluación realizada permite aprobar el préstamo solicitado por Saturnina.

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
  • 110
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Saturnina Rita working Capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 6, 2008
Nov 23, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2009