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Edgar requests $ 1000. He works in passenger transport as a taxi driver. His wife is an artisan who manufactures woolen gloves and has three children. He lives in the San Roque zone in the city of La Paz. The loan will be used to purchase construction materials to begin the renovation of his house. It is his first loan with IMPRO and the first via Kiva.
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Edgar solicito 1000 $us; se dedica al transporte de pasajeros en su movilidad como taxista, su esposa es artesana confecciona guantes de lana, tiene tres hijos. Vive en la zona de San Roque de la ciudad de La Paz.
El crédito que solicita es para la compra de material de construcción para iniciar la refacción de su casa.
Es el primer crédito en impro y el primero vía Kiva.

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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 165
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Edgar purchase construction materials to renovate his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 8, 2010
Dec 17, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2012