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Moisé lives on Julio Arboleda street in the Villa Cooperative neighborhood in the city of El Alto. He lives with his wife and their three children, a nine year old, a seven year old, and a baby.

He currently dedicates himself to recycling rubber by acquiring worn out shoes, separating the rubber soles, then cleaning them and selling them to a business that takes the soles and turns them into soles for new shoes.

The loan will be used for repairing his vehicle's motor; without it, he finds himself immobilized and must either pay or rent another vehicle to gather his materials.

This is his third credit with Impro, and a credit evaluation qualifies him to request this loan. Moisés has been a client of ours since 2005.

Translated from Spanish by Shannon Skoglund, Kiva volunteer.

Moisés vive en la calle Julio Arboleda de la zona Villa Cooperativa ubicada en la ciudad de El Alto.

Vive junto a sus esposa y sus 3 hijos de 9, 7 y un bebe.

Actualmente se dedica al reciclaje de goma, para ello adquiere zapatos que la gente ya no usa, separa las plantas de goma, realiza una limpieza de las mismas y las vende a una empresa la cual funde dichas plantas y fabrica plantas de zapatos nuevas.

El crédito lo destinara en la reparación del motor para su movilidad, ya que por falta de repuestos se encuentra actualmente inmovilizado y tiene que pagar o contratar otra movilidad para recoger su materia prima.

Es el tercer crédito con Impro, la evaluación realizada la califica para otorgarle el préstamo. Moisés es cliente nuestro desde el año 2005.

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
  • 7.5
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Moises repair the motor on the vehicle he uses for his everyday work.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
13 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2009