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Alejandra sells roasted chicken. She is 21 years old and has two children. Her husband helps her tend the business. Their home and business are both in Alto Chijini in La Paz. They prepare the take-out food daily. This is the first loan she has taken out and it will go to paying for bulk groceries, sauces and vegetables, saving money. She previously tended a similar stand as an employee before setting up shop on her own. She has access to this credit on the strength of her work experience and her receipts, which show she will be able to repay the loan.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Alexis Hult

Alejandra vende pollo al broaster. Tiene 21 años y dos hijos, su esposo le ayuda en la atención de su negocio. Su negocio y domicilio se encuentra ubicado en la zona de Alto Chijini de la ciudad de La Paz. Sus ventas son diarias por se trata de comida al paso y la preparación la realiza diariamente.
Es la primera vez que solicita un crédito en Impro. El monto solicitado será destinado para la compra abarrotes, salsas, y verdura en cantidad para reducir sus costos.
Su trabajo le permite acceder a este crédito ya que tiene experiencia porque atendía un negocio similar anteriormente como empleada y hace un año que instaló su propio negocio. Sus ingresos demuestran que tiene las posibilidades para poder cubrir la cancelación del crédito sin dificultades.

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
  • 156
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $200 helped Alejandra working capital.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 15, 2007
May 1, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2008