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Karen lives in her sister’s house in La Paz’s Las Lomas neighborhood. She is a single mother of a five year old daughter. She sells Broasted-style chicken in a store she runs at her home address.

The loan is to equip her business since she inherited it from her mother and she needs to refurbish furniture, stove and other items.

The business is her only source of income so granting the loan is advisable; this is the first time she has requested a loan.
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Karen vive en casa de su hermana en la zona las lomas de la ciudad de La Paz, es madre soltera, tiene una niña de 5 años de edad; la actividad que realiza es la venta de pollos a la broaster en una tienda que funciona en su mismo domicilio. El crédito que solicita es para implementar su negocio, ya que fue heredado por su mama y necesita renovar los muebles, cocina y otros.

El negocio es su única fuente de ingresos, por lo tanto se sugiere otorgar el crédito, esta es la primera vez que solicita un 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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 128
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $450 helped Karen for costs to refurbish furniture, stove and other items in her broasted-style chicken sales business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 28, 2010
Oct 11, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2011