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René is single and has a school-aged child. He lives in a rented home, located in the Villa Copacabana neighborhood of the city of La Paz.

René studied electronics, and now earns an income working as a driver (he owns a taxi) for more than 8 hours a day. He even works up to the late hours of the night, because he has to cover the expenses for rent, food and education for his daughter.

He needs a loan to do general maintenance work on his vehicle; he wants to buy tires and a battery to maintain the vehicle and increase his income.

René's dream is to increase his income and acquire a house through an "anticretico" (lease arrangement) to improve his quality of life.

This is the first time that he has requested a loan from IMPRO, and also the first time with Kiva.
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René, es soltero y tiene un hijo que está en etapa escolar, vive en una habitación alquilada, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Villa Copacabana de la ciudad de La Paz.
René estudió técnica electrónica y actualmente percibe ingresos ya que trabaja como chofer (es dueño de un taxi) por más de ocho horas al día y hasta altas horas de la noche ya que debe cubrir los gastos de alquiler, alimentación y educación de su hija.
El crédito lo requiere para el mantenimiento general de su vehículo ya que desea comprar llantas y batería para mantener y mejorar sus ingresos.
El sueño de René es aumentar sus ingresos y adquirir una casa en anticretico para 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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 199
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Rene to do general maintenance work on his taxi (buy tires and a battery).
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 9, 2012
Oct 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2013