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Simon has an upholstery show that he runs from his home on Juan Pablo II avenue, and 16 de Julio road in the city of El Alto. He lives with his three children and his wife who he supports. The loan that he is requesting will be used to purchase the raw material (leather and foam rubber) necessary for his shop. This is his third loan with Impro. His two previous loans were paid in full in accordance with the established payment plans. His payment history qualifies him as a level 1 client, meaning excellent.

Translated from Spanish by James Comstock, Kiva Volunteer.

Simón tiene su taller de Tapicería de vehículos (upholstery) que esta ubicado en su mismo domicilio en la Av. Juan Pablo II / 16 de julio de la Ciudad de El Alto; vive con sus tres hijos y esposa que dependen de él.

El crédito que ahora solicita será utilizado para comprar materia prima (cuero y esponja) que necesita para su negocio.

Es el tercer crédito con Impro. Los dos créditos anteriores fueron pagados en su totalidad y de acuerdo a los planes de pago establecidos. Este historial de pagos lo califica como cliente 1, es decir excelente.

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
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Simon working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2007
Jul 14, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 25, 2008