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Paulina has a stand selling groceries at the Rodríguez market. She needs the loan to buy merchandise like sugar, noodles, and other products to stock her store and to have stock to sell to her customers.

She lives in her own house, which is located in the Las Lomas zone in the city of La Paz. She is single and has two children.

This is the first time she has had a loan with IMPRO. The loan is being funded through Kiva lenders.
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La señora Paulina tiene un puesto de venta de abarrotes en el mercado Rodríguez. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de mercadería como ser: azúcar, fideo y demás productos para abastecer y tener un stock para vender a sus clientes. Vive en casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona Las Lomas en la ciudad de La Paz; es soltera y tiene dos hijos. Es la primera vez que obtiene un crédito en IMPRO y está siendo canalizado a través de los financiadores en Kiva.

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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $300 helped Paulina to buy merchandise like sugar, noodles, and rice, etc. for her grocery store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2011
Aug 8, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 15, 2012