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Abigail works selling food; she has her own snack bar in the facilities of a transportation union in the city of El Alto.

The loan that she is requesting is for the purchase of a rotisserie machine, as she wants to make rotisserie chicken to sell to her customers. She will earn more income to support her family, which is made up of her grandparents and herself.

Abigail is single, and has no children. She lives in her grandparents' home in the Villa Cooperativa neighborhood, in the city of El Alto.

This is her first time working with IMPRO and her first time with Kiva.
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Abigail, se dedica a la venta de comida ya que cuenta con un snack propio en las instalaciones de un sindicato de transporte en la ciudad de El Alto.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de una máquina de rostizar ya que quiere elaborar pollos rostizados para ofrecer a sus clientes y tener mejores ingresos para mantener a su familia compuesta por sus abuelos y ella.
Abigail, es soltera y no tiene hijos, vive en casa de sus abuelos en la zona Villa cooperativa en la ciudad de El Alto.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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
  • 163
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,300 helped Abigail to purchase a rotisserie machine for making rotisserie chicken and selling it at her snack bar.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 16, 2012
Apr 16, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2014