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Jose Luis
José Luis is single and has no children. He lives in his family’s house occupying a single bedroom with brick walls; the house is located in the city of La Paz’s Llojeta zone. José Luis works as a bricklayer’s assistant for more than 8 hours daily and needs the loan to buy a cement mixer because it will be of much help in his work which is very demanding. With the little he earns he must cover food and basic utility costs. His dream is to become a master bricklayer to improve his income and be able to become independent to improve his income and his quality of life. This is the first time he’s worked with IMPRO and with KIVA.
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José Luís, es soltero y no tiene hijos, vive en casa de sus familiares ocupando solo una habitación con paredes de ladrillo, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona de Llojeta en la ciudad de La Paz.
José Luís trabaja como ayudante de albañil por más de ocho horas al día, el crédito lo requiere para la compra de una mezcladora ya que le será de mucha ayuda en su trabajo por que su trabajo es muy sacrificado y con lo poco que gana debe cubrir los gastos de alimentación y pago de servicios básicos.
El sueño de José Luís, es ser maestro albañil, para mejorar sus ingresos y poder independizarse, para mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que trabaja 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.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 86
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  • $28,645,575
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jose Luis to buy a cement mixer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 6, 2012
Dec 11, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014