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Farid is single and lives in a rented home with his mother and younger brother in the Alto San Pedro zone of La Paz. He makes chips and sells them in different stores within the zone where he lives. His mother is currently unemployed and Farid is the family’s only support.

He needs this loan in order to buy a potato cutter that will help him in his work. Farid will save energy and will be able to handle the food in a cleaner way.

Farid’s dream is to grow his business and eventually buy a home of his own for himself and his family.
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Farid es soltero y viven en alquiler con su mamá y su hermano menor en la zona de Alto San Pedro de la ciudad de La Paz. Se dedica a la elaboración de frituras y las comercializa en diferentes tiendas de la zona donde vive. Actualmente su mamá se encuentra desempleada y Farid es el único sostén de su familia.

Requiere el crédito para la compra de una máquina cortadora de papa que facilitará el trabajo de Farid, ahorrará energía y además manipulará el alimento de una forma más limpia.

El sueño de Farid es crecer en su negocio y eventualmente conseguir una casa propia para él y su familia.

Additional Information

More information about this loan

This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • 118
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,714,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Farid to buy a potato cutter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 10, 2013
Apr 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014