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Javier is married and has two children. One of them is school-aged. They live in the house of Javier’s in-laws. The house is located in the Rio Seco zone of the city of El Alto.

Javier studied until secondary school, and he and his wife put together gym shorts. Each week they receive a certain quantity of cloth for their respective assembly projects.

He needs the loan to acquire a cutting machine to speed up his work.

Javier’s dream is to equip his sewing workshop with more machines and convert himself into a microentrepreneur.

This is the second time that he has applied for a loan through IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.
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Javier es casado y tiene dos hijos, uno de ellos está en edad escolar, viven en casa de los suegros de Javier, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Rio Seco de la ciudad de El Alto.
Javier estudió hasta el nivel secundario, y con su esposa se dedican al armado de shorts deportivos, ellos reciben cada semana ciertas cantidades de telas para su respectivo armado.
El crédito lo requiere para adquirir una maquina cortadora para acelerar su trabajo.
El sueño de Javier es equipar su taller de costura con más maquinas y convertirse en un microempresario.
Es la segunda 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
  • 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 $500 helped Javier to buy a cloth-cutting machine to speed up his work assembling gym shorts.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
10 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 6, 2013
Mar 16, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013