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Cathie is single and has no children. He lives at the home of his parents, which is located in the District of Juana Azurduy de Padilla in the city of El Alto.

Cathie finished secondary school and now earns a living by making jackets at his home in the city of El Alto. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy raw materials (leather, zippers, and linings) so that he can increase and improve his production. This will allow him to improve his quality of life. His dream is to own a textile business.

This is the first loan he has requested from IMPRO and Kiva.

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Cathie es soltero y no tiene hijos, vive en casa de sus padres, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Juana Azurduy de Padilla de la ciudad de El Alto.
Cathie terminó el nivel secundario y ahora trabaja confeccionando chamarras en su domicilio, en la ciudad de El Alto.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de materia prima (cuero, cierres y forros), incrementar y mejorar su producción y de esta manera mejorar su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Cathie es tener una empresa textil.
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
  • 144
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,368,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Cathie to buy leather, zippers, and linings for making jackets.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 22, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014