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Mario is married and has four children. They live in a rented house in the Plan Autopista District of the city of La Paz.

Mario works more than 10 hours as a driver for a public transportation union. The loan he is requesting will be used to maintain his vehicle since it is the only source of income by which he can support his family. With what little he earns, he can only pay for the rent and food for his children. His wife does not contribute financially.

Mario dreams of having a home of his own so that he can provide greater comfort for his children since they are at the stage of preparing for university. This is the first time he has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

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Mario, es casado y tiene cuatro hijos con los cuales vive en una casa en alquiler en la zona Plan Autopista de la ciudad de La Paz.
Mario, trabaja más de diez horas como chofer en un sindicato de transporte publico y el crédito que solicita es para el mantenimiento de su vehiculo ya que es la única fuente de ingresos que tiene para mantener a su familia y con lo poco que gana solo le alcanza para pagar el alquiler de su casa y los gastos de alimentación para sus hijos ya que su esposa no le ayuda económicamente.
El sueño que tiene Mario, es poder tener una casa propia para darles más comodidad a sus hijos ya que están en etapa universitaria.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 158
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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 $500 helped Mario to pay for vehicle maintenance.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 17, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2013