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Katherin has a juice stand. Her level of education is secondary school. She lives in her parents’ house occupying two rooms with brick walls and wood floor in the city of La Paz. Katherin sells juices made from oats with milk, quinoa, flax and wilcaparu [type of maize]. Many people believe it’s healthier to consume fresh, natural juices that are made on the spot like the ones she makes. The advantage of consuming such juices is that people are less exposed to harmful products containing conservatives and chemicals that can affect their health. She sells her products from 5am until 8am and her main customers are university students and people who are headed to work. As a result, the public consumer is getting a much cleaner product.

Katherin’s work makes it possible for her to cover food, utility and other costs. She needs the loan to buy ingredients like quinoa, oats, sugar, flax and wilcaparu at wholesale thus to increase her income and as a result her quality of life too. Katherin’s dream is that her business grows.
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Katherin tiene un puesto de jugos, su nivel de educación es de secundario, vive en casa de sus padres ocupando dos habitaciones de acabado de ladrillo y piso de machimbre en la ciudad de La Paz.
Katherin vende jugos de avena con leche, quinua, linaza y wilcaparu. Para muchas personas resulta más saludable consumir jugos naturales y frescos elaborados al momento como uno de los productos que ella ofrece. La ventaja de consumir estos jugos radica en que las personas se exponen cada vez menos a productos dañinos, elaborados con conservantes y químicos que afectan la salud, ella vende sus productos desde las de 5:00 hasta las 8:00 de la mañana donde sus principales clientes son universitarios y personas que están en dirección a su trabajo. En consecuencia, se está ofreciendo al público consumidor una producción más limpia.
El trabajo de Katherin le permite cubrir sus gastos de alimentación, pago de servicios básicos y otros.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de insumos como ser quinua, avena, azúcar, linaza y wilcaparu que los comprará por mayor y así mejorar sus ingresos y por ende su calidad de vida.

El sueño de Katherin es que su negocio crezca.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • 136
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,164,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Katherin to buy food preparation supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014