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Sr. Carlos is a tailor. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy fabrics, thread, clasps, buttons, and other items. This business helps to cover his family’s expenses. Carlos lives in a rented house in the September 14th District of the city of La Paz. He is married and has three children who are also married.

Carlos is very satisfied with the loans he obtained previously because they have helped him to grow his business. Now that he has more work, he needs another loan. This is the fourth time his loan will be referred to Kiva for funding.

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El señor Carlos es sastre. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de telas, hilos, broches, botones, etc.; con esta actividad cubre los gastos de su familia. Vive en casa en alquiler misma queda ubicada en la zona de 14 de septiembre en la Ciudad de La Paz; es casado y tiene tres hijos pero ya están casados. El cliente se encuentra muy satisfecho con los créditos que obtuvo anteriormente pues hizo crecer su negocio y ahora tiene más trabajo, por lo cual necesita el préstamo. Esta será la cuarta vez que toma la decisión de su crédito sea enviado a Kiva para fondeo.

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
  • $33,535,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Carlos to buy fabrics, thread, clasps, buttons, and other items.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 6, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012