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Dorotea lives in her own house with her husband in the Alto Chijini neighborhood in the city of La Paz. Her business activity is selling shoes in the traditional "cholita" style on Max Paredes street in the city center. She this activity she is able to support her family; her husband has vision problems and cannot work and can only help her loading and carrying the merchandise.

The requested loan will be used to increase her business capital to purchase shoes to offer a wider variety of style and thus increase her income.

She has been a client of Impro since 2000 and due to her good repayment history is qualified to receive this loan.
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La señora Dorotea vive en casa propia con su esposo en la calle Gutiérrez de la zona de alto chijini de la ciudad de La Paz; la actividad que realiza es la venta de calzados de cholita en la calle Max Paredes de la zona central , con esta actividad ella mantiene a su familia ya que su esposo esta mal de la vista y no puede trabajar, tan solo le ayuda a cargar y llevar y traer la mercadería.
El crédito que solicita es para aumentar su capital para comprar más calzados, ofrecer mayor variedad y de esta manera mejorar sus ingresos.

Es cliente de Impro desde el año 2000 y por el buen historial que tiene puede acceder a un nuevo crédito.

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
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Dorotea purchase of shoes to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 16, 2009
Mar 5, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010