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Luís is a chef, and he works independently. He lends his services to organizing buffet meals and the responsibilities of all types of general events.

He needs the loan to buy kitchen items, dishes, and everything having to do with the Blanca line (kitchen appliances) in order to offer his services. This is the only source of income that he has to help his family.

Luís is single and does not have children. He lives in his parents’ house in the Alto San Pedro area of the city of La Paz.

This is the third time he has worked with IMPRO, and the first time he has worked with Kiva.
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Luís, es chef y trabaja independientemente, presta sus servicios en la organización de comidas buffet y atención de todo tipo de acontecimientos en general.

El crédito lo necesita para comprar artículos de cocina, vajilla y todo relacionado a línea blanca para ofrecer sus servicios ya que es el único ingreso que tiene para ayudar a su familia.

Luís, es soltero no tiene hijos y vive en la casa de sus padres en la zona de Alto San Pedro de la ciudad de La Paz.

Es la tercera vez que trabaja con IMPRO y la primera vez junto a 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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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 $1,000 helped Luis to buy dishes, a blender, and other other items for his chef's business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 18, 2012
Feb 7, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2013