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Andres is single and has no children. He lives in a rented house that has three rooms. The house is located in the District of Cota Cota in the city of La Paz.

Andres currently works more than eight hours at an institution as a cooking instructor. On the weekends, he caters events at different places. With his earnings, he is able to cover expenses such as food, rent, transportation, and basic services. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy dishes and a few pots because he wants to improve his service at the weekend events where he provides a buffet. This will enable him to improve his income.

Andres dreams of acquiring a rental property that is equipped with a patio and recreational area where he can serve local and international foods to his clients. This is the first time he has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

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Andres, es soltero y no tiene hijos, vive en una casa alquilada ocupando tres habitaciones, la casa se encuentra en la zona cota cota de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja por mas de ocho horas en un instituto como profesor de cocina, y los fines de semana atiende eventos en diferentes lugares, ya que con sus ingresos debe cubrir los gastos de alimentación, alquiler, transporte y pago de servicios básicos.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de vajilla y algunas ollas ya que desea mejorar su atención en eventos los fines de semana en el área de comida buffet y de esta forma mejorara sus ingresos.
El sueño de Andres es adquirir un anticrético para habilitar un patio-recreo y brindar atención de comida nacional e internacional a sus clientes.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y también con KIVA.

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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
  • 231
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,613,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Andres to buy dishes and pots for his weekend catering events.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 20, 2013
May 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 24, 2014