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Edgar is a public transportation driver. He works as a Trufi driver between La Paz and El Alto. (Trufi is an acronym in Spanish for Set Route Taxi). This job is the source of income that he uses to support his son. Edgar lives on Marcelo Q. Santa Cruz avenue, in the Pasankeri zone in the city of La Paz. The loan that he is requesting will be used to maintain his car, which is the tool that he uses for his job. This is his first loan with Impro, and the evaluation that was conducted qualifies him for this loan. With this, Edgar will be able to continue working.

Translated from Spanish by James Comstock, Kiva Volunteer.

Edgar es transportista de servicio publico; trabaja de Trufi inter – ciudad La Paz - el Alto (Trufi es un taxi que tiene una ruta fija). Esta es su fuente de ingreso para la manutención de su hijo. Edgar vive la Av. Marcelo Q. Santa Cruz de la Zona de Pasankeri que esta ubicada en la ciudad de La Paz.

El crédito solicitado servirá para el mantenimiento de su movilidad que es su herramienta de trabajo.

Es el primer crédito con Impro y la evaluación realizada califica para la aprobación del préstamo. De esa forma Edgar podrá seguir trabando.

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
  • 157
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,187,450
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Edgar vehicle maintenance.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
12 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 29, 2007
Jul 15, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 29, 2008