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Roberto provides transportation service for a school in the city. He transports the children and the teachers. He lives in the Pampahasi region with his wife, a teacher. His children are independent, but they live in the same house.

He is very hard-working. On the week-ends, when he does not work for the school, he is hired to travel to other villages and some towns around the city of La Paz.

The loan he is requesting is to buy natural gas equipment to convert his vehicle. The daily expense of this fuel will be less than what he currently pays. He will also reduce the contamination of our planet.

Many of the drivers in Bolivia are converting their vehicles from gas and diesel to natural gas. First, they do this to reduce cost. The other reason is that they are being conscientious about the care of our planet.

Roberto is very grateful to Emprender and Kiva for the trust shown in granting the loan.
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El Sr. Roberto se dedica al servicio de transporte trabaja con un colegio de la ciudad, trasportando a los niños y a los profesores; vive en la zona de Pampahasi con su esposa, que es profesora, sus hijos ya son independientes, pero viven en la misma casa, el cliente es muy trabajador ya que los fines de semana que no trabaja con el colegio, realiza contratos para viajes a otras ciudades y algunos pueblos de la ciudad de La Paz. El crédito que solicita es para comprar el equipo de gas natural vehicular y hacer la conversion a su vehículo, ya con este combustible el gasto diario será menor al que tiene actualmente y asi tambien reducir la contaminacion de nuestro planeta muchos de los transportistas de Bolivia estan convirtiendo sus vehiculos de Gasolina y diesel a GNV gas natural uno por reducir el costo y otro por que ya se esta tomando conciencia en el cuidado de nuestro planeta, El Sr. Roberto esta muy agradecido con Emprender y Kiva por la confianza brindada en la otorgacion del credito.

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About Emprender

Emprender has been working in Bolivia since 1999. It is dedicated to becoming a key tool in the development of its clients and the improvement of their quality of life. Operating in three of Bolivia’s major cities – La Paz, Cochabamba, and Santa Cruz – Emprender offers both urban and rural clients the opportunity to obtain financial products tailored to fit their needs and businesses. These products include housing loans, salary loans, “opportunity” (short-term) loans, and higher education loans. To better the quality of life for its clients and non-clients through non-financial services, Emprender offers free medical consultations and health classes given by trained doctors.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,260,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Roberto buy natural gas equipment to convert his vehicle.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 23, 2010
Jun 1, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 25, 2011