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Samuel is separated and has one school-age child. They live in the family home located in the Ciudad Satélite area of the city of El Alto.

He studied up to secondary school and currently makes a living sewing. He gets contracts to make athletic clothing and work clothing. He has sales stalls in the Ciudad Satélite area of El Alto. His son helps him cut the fabric.

He needs the loan to increase his capital and buy fabric, buttons, thread, and zippers because classes have begun and there are more customers.

Samuel's dream is to become a wholesale merchant of athletic wear and work clothing. This way he'll be able to improve his family's quality of life.

This is the first time he's requesting a loan from IMPRO and the first time from Kiva.
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Samuel es separado y tiene un hijo, el cual está en etapa escolar; viven en casa familiar, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Ciudad Satélite de la ciudad de El Alto.

El estudió solo hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente se dedica a la costura recibe y agarra contratos en trabajos de costura de ropa deportiva como también ropa de trabajo, tiene puestos de venta en la zona de ciudad Satélite de la ciudad del Alto de la ciudad de La Paz, le ayuda su hijo en los cortes de tela.

El crédito lo requiere para aumentar capital y comprar telas, botones, hilos y cierres ya que comenzaron las clases, y se presenta más afluencia de clientes.

El sueño que tiene Samuel es convertirse en un comerciante mayorista en la venta de ropa deportiva y ropa de trabajo. Así podrá mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.

Es la primera vez que solicita crédito 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.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
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  • $29,552,500
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Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,200 helped Samuel to buy fabric, buttons, thread, and zippers.
65% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 2, 2013
Feb 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss: