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Samuel lives in his own home with his son on Guillermo Killman Street in the zone of Alto Chijini in the city of La Paz; he works as a policeman but since his income is low he also works as a taxi driver using his car and this supplements his income so that he can improve his standard of living; the loan that he requests will be used to repair his taxi, to change the tires and battery so that he can work with regularity and keep up his income level. His previous history is good and he qualifies to obtain a new loan. Samuel has been our client since 2000.

Translated from Spanish by Fallon Shields, Kiva Volunteer.

Samuel vive en casa propia con su hijo en la calle Guillermo Killman de la zona de Alto Chijini de la ciudad de La Paz; trabaja en la policía pero como sus ingresos son mínimos trabaja con su auto como taxi de transporte publico con lo cual aumenta sus ingresos y puede mejorar su nivel de vida; el crédito que solicita es para reparar su taxi cambiar llantas, batería y oros para que pueda trabajar con normalidad y seguir manteniendo su nivel de ingresos.

Su antecedente histórico es bueno y califica para obtener un nuevo crédito. Samuel es nuestro cliente desde el año 2000.

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
  • 155
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,292,125
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.4
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Samuel to maintain his taxi, change the tires, the battery, cables and fluids.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2008
Apr 25, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2009