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Elver is married and has two children who are of school age. They live at his parents’ house where they occupy two rooms. The house is located in the District of Ciudadela Ferroviaria in the city of La Paz.

Elver studied through high school and currently works as a taxi driver for more than 12 hours. He works into the late hours of the evening and also rents out another vehicle. With the money he earns, Elver is able to pay for expenses such as food, education, and basic services for his family. He is requesting a loan to pay for the maintenance of his two vehicles since they are the only source of income that he has to sustain his family.

Elver dreams of having a house of his own so that his family can be more comfortable and have a better quality of life. This is the second time he has requested a loan from IMPRO, but the first time from Kiva.

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Elver es casado y tiene dos hijos los cuales están en etapa escolar, viven en la casa de sus padres ocupando dos habitaciones, la casa esta ubicada en la zona Ciudadela Ferroviaria de la ciudad de La Paz.
Elver, estudió hasta la secundaria y actualmente trabaja como chofer por más de doce horas y hasta altas horas de la noche, también cuenta con la renta de su otro vehículo ya que con lo que gana debe pagar los gastos de alimentación, educación y servicios básicos de su familia, es por eso que solicita el crédito para el mantenimiento de sus dos vehículos ya que son su única fuente de ingresos que tiene para mantener a su familia.
El sueño de Elver, es tener su casa propia para dar más comodidad a su familia y de esa forma mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la segunda vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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
  • 156
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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 Elver to pay for vehicle maintenance.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 18, 2012
Jul 27, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013