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Señor Mario es a driver; he is a member of the Litoral union and his wife works in a private company. The loan that he is requesting is for the purchase of construction materials: cement, sand, bricks and other items as he is building a new room. He lives in his own house located in the Achachicala zone in La Paz city, and is married with four children. This is the third time that his loan is being channeled through Kiva.
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El señor Mario es chofer; es socio propietario en el sindicato Litoral y su esposa trabaja en una empresa privada. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de material de construcción: cemento, arena, ladrillos y otros ya que construirá una habitación nueva. Vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona Achachicala de la ciudad de La Paz; es casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Esta es la tercera vez que su crédito es canalizado a través de 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
  • 224
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Mario to buy cement, sand, bricks, to build a new room in his home.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 27, 2011
Jun 29, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 15, 2012