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Isabel P., her husband, Rafael Chuquimia, and their two children live with Isabel's parents in the Tembladerani district in the city of La Paz. Isabel sells groceries (rice, sugar, pasta, canned powder milk, etc.) to homes around her area, and her husband works as a city public transportation driver. Isabel's parents gave the family two rooms to live in but they need to build a bathroom and a kitchen so that they can live comfortably. The loan she is applying for will go towards building the bathroom and placing a reinforced concrete floor in the kitchen. This is the third time Isabel has asked for a loan. Reviewing her socioeconomic activity qualifies her to apply for this loan.

Translated from Spanish by Alison Rives, Kiva Volunteer.

La señora Isabel P. vive en casa de sus padres en la zona de Tembladerani de la Ciudad de La Paz con su esposo, el señor Rafael Chuquimia y sus dos hijos. La señora Isabel vende abarrotes (arroz, azúcar, fideos, leche en polvo en latas, etc.) a domicilio en su zona y su esposo trabaja como chofer de transporte publico en la ciudad.
Las dos habitaciones que ocupan fueron cedidas por sus padres pero tienen la necesidad de construir un baño y una cocina para comodidad de la familia.
El crédito solicitado será destinado a la construcción de un baño y loza de hormigón armado para la cocina.
Esta es la tercera ocasión que solicita un préstamo y el análisis socioeconómico realizado los califica favorablemente y puede acceder a 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 126
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.6
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Isabel to bulid a bathroom and cover the kitchen floor with reinforced concrete.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 26, 2008
Jan 12, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2008