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Gonzalo’s married and has two children attending secondary school. He lives in his two-bedroom house located in the city of La Paz’s Las Lomas zone.

Gonzalo completed secondary school and currently works more than ten hours daily manufacturing women’s shoes to then sell from place to place since he does not have a permanent stand.

He needs the loan to buy materials like leather, glue, zippers, insoles, etc. needed to make his items; he will improve his income this way.

Gonzalo’s dream is to add more rooms to his house to provide more comfort for his family. This is his fifth loan request to IMPRO and first to KIVA.
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Gonzalo, es casado y tiene dos hijos que estudian en secundaria, viven en casa propia ocupando dos habitaciones, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Las Lomas de la ciudad de La Paz.
Gonzalo estudió solo hasta terminar la secundaria, actualmente trabaja por más de diez horas al día elaborando calzados de mujer para posteriormente venderlos de forma ambulante ya que no cuenta con un puesto fijo.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de material como ser cuero, clefa, cierres, plantillas, etc., para la elaboración de más de sus productos, de esta forma mejorara sus ingresos.
El sueño de Gonzalo, es construir más habitaciones en su vivienda y dar más comodidad a su familia para mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la quinta 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
  • 131
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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 $600 helped Gonzalo to buy shoe-making supplies.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 19, 2012
Sep 26, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2013