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Norah is single and has two children. She has a degree, but she does not now work in her profession. She lives in her own house, which has fine finishing touches and a wood floor. It is in the Achachicala zone of the city of La Paz.

Norah has a general store in her house. The store covers the expenses for basic services, food, and clothing.

The loan she is requesting is to install telephone booths that will allow her to expand her business. Also, with the little bit of money left over, she will also buy rice, sugar, and soft drinks to increase her capital in the store.

Norah’s dream is to add to and increase her store in order to also increase her income.

The is the first time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.
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Norah es soltera y tiene dos hijos, ella estudio hasta el nivel de licenciatura pero actualmente no trabaja de su profesión, ella vive en casa propia en un acabado fino y piso de machimbre, la casa está ubicada en la zona de Achachicala de la Ciudad de La Paz.

Norah tiene una tienda de abarrotes en la misma casa, ella vende todo el día porque los únicos ingresos que percibe son de su tienda con lo cual ella cubre los gastos de servicios básicos, alimentación y de vestir.

El crédito lo solicita para la Instalación de cabinas telefónicas que le ayudarán a expandir su negocio, además con un poco del dinero que le sobre comprará también arroz, azúcar, refrescos para aumentar su capital en la tienda.

El sueño de Norah es adquirir incrementar su tienda para que así también aumenten sus ingresos económicos.

Es la primera vez que solicita crédito 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
  • 158
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Norah to pay for the installation of telephone booths in her general store and to buy rice, sugar, and soft drinks.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 26, 2012
Jan 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014