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Elias
Elías is divorced and has two children, one of whom studies at the university. They live in a rented house in the residential area of Villa Esperanza in the city of El Alto.

He received a high school education and is a public employee. On Sundays, he sells regional style shoes at the fairs in El Alto to help cover household expenses. The loan he is requesting is to buy more shoes to increase his working capital and income. Elías wants to become a national distributor.

This is his third loan through IMPRO and first from KIVA.
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Elias es separado y tiene dos hijos uno de ellos esta en etapa universitaria, viven en casa en alquiler, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Villa Esperanza de la ciudad de El Alto.
El estudió hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente es empleado público; los días domingos el vende zapatos de cholita en una de las la ferias de la ciudad de El Alto; así cubre los gastos familiares.
El crédito lo requiere para adquirir más zapatos de tal manera que su capital de trabajo aumentará y también sus ingresos por las ventas.
El sueño de Elias es convertirse en un distribuidor a nivel nacional.
Es la tercera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

Additional Information

About IMPRO

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

  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 95
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,138,200
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,350 helped Elias to buy more regional style "cholita" shoes to sell and increase his income.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Feb 23, 2013
Listed
Mar 8, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Sep 17, 2014