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Catherine lives in the Alto Irpavi neighborhood of the city of La Paz. She is single and has no children.

Catherine has a degree in architecture, and supervises and directs construction projects. She will invest the loan requested in the purchase of tile to complete the finish work on a job so that she can deliver the completed construction to the owners and receive payment for her services. In this way, she can earn income in a more rapid and efficient manner.

This is the first time that she has requested a loan, and the first time she has sought support from Kiva.
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Catherine vive en la zona de Alto irpavi de la ciudad de La Paz.
Es soltera y no tiene hijos.
La cliente, egresada de la carrera de arquitectura, se dedica a la supervisión de obras y dirección de obras, por lo que el préstamo que solicita lo invertirá en la compra de cerámica para terminar una obra fina y así entregar la construcción terminada a sus dueños y recibir el pago por sus servicios. De esta manera, ella está creando una nueva forma de percibir ingresos en forma más rápida y eficiente.
Es la primera vez que solicita el crédito y la primera que requiere el apoyo de kiva.

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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 118
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  • $34,651,350
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Catherine to buy tiles to complete the finishing touches on a construction project that she is supervising.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 11, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2011