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Update on Leonardo

Leonarda is married with two children and he lives in the Chacaltaya neighborhood of the city of La Paz. He has a passenger car he uses to generate his daily income to support his family.

Leonardo is asking for this loan to buy a motor and get his car into good working condition, as it is his only source of income to support his family.

Leonardo's dream is to have his own home as he currently lives in his parents' home.
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Leonardo está casado, tiene dos hijos y vive en la zona de Chacaltaya de la ciudad de La Paz, tiene un auto para transporte de pasajeros con el cual genera sus ingresos de forma diaria y puede mantener a su familia,

Leonardo solicita el crédito para compra de motor y poner en buen estado de funcionamiento su vehículo ya que es su única fuente de ingresos para mantener a su familia.

El sueño de Leonardo es tener su casa propia ya que actualmente vive en casa de sus padres.

Previous Loan Details

Leonardo is married and has two children who are school-aged. They live in two rooms in his in-law's house. The home is located in the northern part of the city of La Paz. Leonardo currently works as a driver for more than 8 hours a day, up until the late hours of the night. This occupation... More from Leonardo's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,237,800
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $750 helped Leonardo to buy a motor for his taxi and keep working to support his family.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
7 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 28, 2013
Mar 7, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Leonardo. It was first posted on Kiva on Sep, 2012. Learn More