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Sra. Avelina is a merchant who sells empty bottles. She gathers these items and sells them to recycling companies. The loan she is requesting will increase her capital so that she can buy more bottles and make some profit from selling them. Avelina is single and has two children. She lives in a house as a caretaker in the District of Irpavi in the city of La Paz.

This is the fifth time that she has worked with Kiva and the eighth time that she has requested a loan from IMPRO.

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La señora Avelina, es comerciante de botellas vacías, las cuales las reúne comprando y las vende a las empresas de reciclaje. El crédito lo solicita para aumento de capital y así poder comprar más botellas y sacar una utilidad al venderlas. Avelina es soltera y tiene dos hijos. Vive en una casa como cuidadora, ubicada en la zona de Irpavi de la Ciudad de La Paz. Esta es la quinta vez que trabaja junto a kiva y la octava vez que solicita un préstamo de Impro.

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
  • 127
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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 $500 helped Avelina to buy empty bottles that can be sold to recycling companies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 19, 2011
Jan 4, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2012