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Jimena is single, and she lives with her two children in her parents’ house. They only occupy two small rooms. The house is located in the Villa Abaroa area in the city of La Paz.

She currently works as a supervisor of contracts for over eight hours a day. With the little she earns she needs to cover the food, educational, and medical expenses. She does not have insurance.

She is requesting the loan to buy bricks, cement, and sand in order to build classrooms. She is now working with an architect, and they are paid when the work is finished.

Jimena’s dream is to improve her income and to be able to become independent. She wishes to do this in order to make her family more comfortable. She has no other income to support her children.

This is the second time she has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.
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Jimena, es soltera y tiene dos hijos con los cuales vive en la casa de sus padres y solo ocupa dos habitaciones pequeñas, la casa esta ubicada en la zona Villa Abaroa en la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja como supervisora por más de ocho horas ya que realiza contratos y con lo poco que gana debe cubrir los gastos de alimentación, educación y gastos médicos ya que tampoco cuenta con un seguro.
El crédito lo solicita para la compra de ladrillos, cemento, arena, para la construcción de aulas escolares ya que actualmente esta trabajando con un arquitecto y les pagan al finalizar la obra.
El sueño de Jimena, es mejorar sus ingresos y poder independizarse ya que desea dar más comodidad a su familia, por que no cuenta con otros ingresos para la manutención de sus hijos.
Es la segunda vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y 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
  • $32,301,650
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Jimena to buy bricks, cement, and sand in order to build classrooms for a contract she has together with an architect.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 1, 2012
Jun 8, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2013