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Paulina lives in her mother’s home on 7th of August Street in the Villa San Juan section of La Paz city; she has two children and has been separated from her husband for more than 10 years. She sells fruit, especially apples; her stand is located on a centrally located street in La Paz where she sells her products Monday through Saturday and on Sundays she sells food in a field near her home. With these two activities she can cover her minimum necessities. The loan she is seeking is to increase her capital and buy more fruit and ingredients to prepare the food that she sells on Sundays and maintain the source of her work.

She has been a client of Impro since May 2007 and her payment history is very good, therefore she qualifies for a new loan.

Translated from Spanish by Cindy Kendall, Kiva Volunteer

La señora Paulina vive en casa de su madre en la calle 7 de agosto de la zona Villa San Juan de la ciudad de La paz; ella tiene dos hijos y esta separada del esposo hace mas de 10 años.
La actividad que realiza es la venta de fruta, en especial manzanas; su puesto esta ubicado en una calle céntrica de la ciudad de La Paz lugar donde vende sus productos de lunes a sábado y los días domingos vende comida en una cancha cercana a su domicilio. Con estas dos actividades ella puede cubrir sus más mínimas necesidades; el crédito que solicita es para aumentar su capital y comprar más frutas e insumos para preparar las comidas que vende los Domingos y mantener su fuente de trabajo.

Es cliente de Impro desde mayo de 2007 y su historial de pagos es muy bueno, por lo tanto califica para obtener un nuevo crédito.

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
  • 116
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  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Paulina buy fruit for her fruit stand and also by ingredients for her business selling food.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 31, 2008
Aug 17, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2009