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Update on Gabriela

Gabriela lives in her parents’ house in the Tembladerani area of the city of La Paz. She works as an employee of a pharmacy where she gets a monthly salary. She uses her salary to pay for her necessities and those of her sister, who is ill.

The loan that she is requesting is to pay her sister’s medical expenses. Her sister will have a gall bladder operation. Due to the social nature of the loan and the form of payment, she qualifies for a new loan.

Gabriela’s dream is to be able to become independent from her parents’ house and to be able to buy a little house.
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Gabriela vive en casa de sus padres en la zona de Tembladerani de la ciudad de La Paz, trabaja como empleada en una farmacia donde percibe un sueldo mensual con el cual se solventa sus necesidades y las de su hermana que está enferma.

El crédito que solicita es para paga los gastos médicos de su hermana quien será operada de la vesícula; por el carácter social y por la forma de pago califica para un nuevo crédito.

El sueño de Gabriela es poder independizarse de la casa de sus padres y poder comprar una casita.

Previous Loan Details

Gabriela works as an employee of a public entity, and she also has a stall selling sweets where she works every other day. This activity helps as a source of income. The loan that she is requesting is to pay for the fees and enrollment at the institution where she is studying to be an executi... More from Gabriela's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 153
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,669,875
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Gabriela to cover the medical expenses of her sister's gall bladder surgery.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 16, 2013
May 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Gabriela. It was first posted on Kiva on Apr, 2012. Learn More