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Edgar is married and has two children who are of school age. They live in their own home that consists of two rooms. His house is located in the District of Pasankeri in the city of La Paz.

Edgar currently receives income through his job as an accountant for a public company, where he works more than eight hours a day. His wife also earns income by working as a nanny. With both of their incomes, they are able to pay for food, education, and basic services for their family.

The loan Edgar is requesting will be used for excavation of land. He will also buy bricks and cement for building a garage and a store in his home, which will provide more space and comfort. He will also have a safe place for storing his vehicle.

Edgar dreams of improving his income so that he can add more rooms to his house, which will provide more comfort and a better quality of life for his family. This is the first time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.

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Edgar, es casado y tiene dos hijos que están en etapa escolar, viven en casa propia ocupando dos habitaciones, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Pasankeri de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente percibe ingresos ya que trabaja como contador en una empresa pública por más de ocho horas al día; también cuenta con los ingresos de su esposa ya que trabaja como niñera y ambos deben cubrir los gastos de alimentación, educación y pago de servicios básicos de su familia.
E l crédito lo requiere para remover tierra, compra de ladrillos, cemento para la construcción de un garaje y una tienda en su vivienda ya que desea tener más comodidad y espacio, además de seguridad para poder guardar su movilidad.
El sueño de Edgar es mejorar sus ingresos para construir más habitaciones en su vivienda para dar más comodidad a su familia y de esta forma mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera 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 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
  • 134
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,143,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Edgar to pay for the excavation of land and to buy bricks and cement for building a garage and a store in his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 13, 2012
Sep 23, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014