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Cesar is a “chapista;” he repairs dents and other problems on vehicles that have been in traffic accidents. He needs the loan to acquire modern work tools that will facilitate his work and cut time. This activity is his source of income to support his family. He lives in his mother-in-law’s house located in La Paz’s Tacagua zone. Cesar is married and has a son. He’s satisfied with the loans we’ve granted him.
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El señor Cesar es chapista, arregla abolladuras y otros problemas de movilidades que han tenido accidentes de tráfico; el crédito lo requiere para adquirir herramientas modernas de trabajo, lo cual facilitara el trabajo en menos tiempo. Esta actividad es la fuente de ingreso que tiene el para mantener a su familia. Vive en casa de su suegra ubicada en la Zona de Tacagua de la Ciudad La Paz.

Cesar está casado y tiene un hijo. Está satisfecho con los créditos que le otorgamos.

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
  • 159
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Cesar to buy tools for his auto detailing job.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 17, 2011
Feb 19, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012