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Max is an artisan who makes vicuna blankets for little ones. He works with his wife, and she sells the product in fairs that are popular in the city of El Alto.

This business is his principal source of income that covers the cost of raising their little son. He lives in a rented house located the Villa Bautista Saavedra zone in the city of El Alto.

The loan is to buy raw material (vicuna wool and thread). That way he can satisfy the demand he has in his market.

This is his first lone with Impro. The completed evaluation shows that Max qualifies for the requested loan.
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Max es artesano y elabora mantas de vicuña para cholitas; trabaja con su esposa y ella comercializa el producto en las ferias populares de la ciudad El Alto. Esta actividad es su principal fuente de ingreso con que cubre la manutención de su pequeño hijo. Vive en alquiler en una casa ubicada en la Zona Villa Bautista Saavedra de la Ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito lo destinará para la compra materia prima (lana de vicuña e hilo) y de esa forma podrá satisfacer la cantidad de demanda que tiene en su mercado.

Es el primer crédito con Impro, la evaluación realizada califica para la aprobación del préstamo solicitado por Max.

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
  • 201
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,424,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $250 helped Max buy vicuna wool and thread for his business of making vicuan blankets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 11, 2009
Jun 9, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2010