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Olga makes paper bags used to hold food like hamburgers and salchipapas (a dish made of fries adorned with sausages) and sells the bags in measured quantities in La Paz and other parts of the country. The basic material she uses is recycled paper from the press. She has two sons that depend on her. Olga lives in the region of Alto Tacagua in the city of La Paz.

The requested loan will be used to increase paper production so she can meet the market's demands. This is the fourth loan with IMPRO. Her good payment history qualifies her for this loan. The three previous loans have all been paid.

Translated from Spanish by Geraldine Kim, Kiva Volunteer.

Olga hace sobres (paper bags) para hamburguesa y salchipapas y los comercializa por arrobas en La Paz y el interior del país; la materia prima que utiliza es papel reciclado de las imprentas. Tiene dos hijos que dependen de ella. Olga vive en la zona de Alto Tacagua de la ciudad de La Paz.

El crédito requerido será utilizado para incrementar su materia prima (papel) y así satisfacer la demanda que tiene en su mercado.

Es el cuarto crédito con IMPRO; el buen comportamiento de pago le permite aprobarle el préstamo solicitado. Los tres créditos anteriores han sido cancelados en su totalidad.

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
  • 134
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,130,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Olga to buy paper for her products.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 24, 2007
Nov 10, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009