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Abel is a pensioner, retired from Comibol (Corporacion Minera de Bolivia), and operates a general store in his house where he sells cold drinks, groceries, canned goods and other products. He lives in his own house in the Alto Seguencoma section of the city of La Paz. The loan will be used to buy merchandise (groceries and canned goods). This is Abel's sixth Impro loan application. He is considered to be a good customer of the bank because of his past payment history.
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Abel es jubilado de Comibol (Corporación Minera de Bolivia) y tiene una tienda de abarrotes en su domicilio donde vende refrescos, abarrotes, dulces conservas y otros.
Vive en la zona de Alto seguencoma de la ciudad de La Paz, en casa propia.
El crédito será destinado para compra de mercadería ( abarrotes y conservas).
Es la sexta vez que solicita un crédito en Impro. Su historial lo califica como cliente bueno en el pago se sus cuotas

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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Abel buy merchandise to stock general store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 18, 2009
Jul 11, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011