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Cristian is married and has one child, who is school age and attends a state school. They live in his mother and father-in-law’s house. It is located in the Rio La Portada area of the city of El Alto.

He went to school until high school. He currently works together with his wife in a knitwear workshop.

He needs the loan to buy raw material (wool) and a knitting machine in order to make woolen sweatshirts for children.

Cristian’s dream is to have a small knitting business and for his products to be sold on a national level.

It is the first time he has requested a loan with IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.
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Cristian es casado y tiene un hijo y está en etapa escolar en un colegio estatal, viven en casa de sus suegros, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Rio La Portada de la ciudad de El Alto.

El estudió hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente trabaja en un taller de tejidos juntamente con su esposa.

El crédito lo requiere para comprar materia prima (lana) y una máquina de tejer, para elaborar busos de lana para niños.

El sueño de Cristian es tener una microempresa de tejidos y que sus productos se comercialicen a nivel nacional.

Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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
  • 127
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Cristian to buy wool and a knitting machine in order to make woolen sweatshirts for children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 12, 2013
Jan 29, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014