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Jaime lives in his parents’ house in La Paz’s Tembladerani neighborhood. He was widowed a year ago and has no children. He’s a carpenter employed at a carpentry shop where he is paid the minimum wage.

He set up a grocery store in one of the rooms in his parents’ house.

The loan he is asking for is to stock the store. Because it’s the only one in the neighborhood customer demand is high.

He hopes thus to increase income and improve his standard of living.

This is the first time he’s requested a loan and his social characteristics suggest it be granted.
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El señor Jaime vive en casa de sus padres en la zona de Tembladerani de la ciudad de La Paz, quedo viudo hace un año y no tiene hijos, es carpintero y trabaja en una carpintería donde percibe un sueldo mínimo. En la casa de sus padres utilizó una habitación para instalar una tienda de abarrotes. El crédito que solicita es para abastecer la tienda, debido a que es la única del barrio tiene mucha demanda de clientes, de esta manera el mejorará sus ingresos y mejorará su nivel de vida. Es la primera vez que obtiene un crédito y por el carácter social se sugiere otorgárselo.

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
  • 122
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,239,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jaime to buy stock items for his store.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 17, 2010
Sep 8, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2011