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Julian is married, has a son who is two years old, and lives in his parents' house. The house is located in the Rio Seco (dry river) zone of the city of El Alto. He studied until high school, and he makes small staircases for hospitals. He also makes beds for intensive therapy. He does all of this work with the help of his wife.

He needs the loan to acquire materials, like metal, screws, and others. Julian's dream is to have his own shop and distribute his products at the national level. This is the first time that he has requested a loan with IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.
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Julian es casado tiene un hijo de dos años, vive en casa de sus padres, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Rio Seco de la ciudad de El Alto.
El estudio hasta el nivel secundario y realiza gradillas (pequeñas escaleras) para hospitales, también realiza camas para terapia intensiva, todos los trabajos lo realiza con la ayuda de su esposa.
El crédito lo requiere para adquirir materia prima es decir fierros, tornillos y otros.
El sueño de Julian es tener su taller y distribuir sus productos a nivel nacional.
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
  • 142
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,337,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $500 helped Julian to buy metal, screws, and other materials to make things like beds and small staircases for hospitals.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 14, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014