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Rosa has a convenience store and at night she sells hamburgers and salchipapas (dish made out of sausage and potatoes); her husband is a building custodian. With these as their main sources of income they support their two children and two grandchildren who they are responsible for. The store is located in her house, in Río Seco in Ciudad del Alto. She needs the loan to increase the inventory in the store. This is her third credit with Impro, since her good credit record allowes her to take out another loan, which will aid her in increasing the family’s income.

Translated from Spanish by Luis López Martinelli, Kiva Volunteer.

Rosa tiene una tienda de abarrotes y por las noches vende Hamburguesas y salchipapas; el esposo es rentista. Estos son sus principales ingresos para la manutención de sus dos hijos y dos nietos que depende de ella. La tienda esta ubicada en su mismo domicilio, en la zona de Rió Seco de la Ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito requiere para incrementar mercadería en la tienda.

Es el tercer crédito con Impro, el buen comportamiento de pago le habilita para sacar otro préstamo, misma que le ayudara a incrementar sus ingresos familiares.

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
  • 161
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Rosa working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 6, 2007
May 23, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 7, 2008