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Ohsin is single but she has one child. She lives with her parents in La Paz in a brick and mortar house which they rent. Ohsin buys and sells disposable materials such as bottles, plastics and metal. She is in danger of contracting illnesses due to contamination from her working materials, in particular due to lack of hygiene when manipulating them. Ohsin is asking for a loan to open another center for recycling materials in order to increase her profit. For the time being, Ohsin is the only source of income in her household so she needs help.
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Ohsin es soltera pero tiene un hijo y vive con sus padres en La Paz en una casa de ladrillo y cemento donde pagan un alquiler Ohsin se dedica a la compra y venta de material desechable como botellas, plásticos y fierro. Ella corre el peligro de contraer enfermedades por la contaminación de los materiales con los que trabaja, sobretodo por la falta de higiene al manipular los mismos Ohsin quiere un credito para abrir otro centro de reciclaje de materiales para poder incrementar sus ganancias Por el momento Ohsin es la unica fuente de ingresos en su hogar por lo que necesita su ayuda

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
  • 136
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,346,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,500 helped Ohsin to open another recycling center.
84% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 9, 2014
Jun 30, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: