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Ernesto is single an does not have any children. He lives in his parents' house, in a single room. The house is well-situated in the suburb of Villa Armonia in the city of La Paz.

He is currently working for a company installing large Panaflex advertising boards the streets, for over 6 hours every day, since with his income he needs to pay for food, transport and basic services. 

He is asking for a loan to buy tools for his work (screwdrivers, an electric drill and an electric screwdriver), which will be very helpful to carry out his installations.

Ernesto's dream is to improve his income so that he can become independent and improve his quality of life. This is the first time he is asking for a loan with IMPRO and Kiva. 
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Ernesto es soltero y no tiene hijos, vive en la casa de sus padres ocupando solo una habitacion, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona de Villa Armonia en la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja como empleado en una empresa instalando propagandas gigantes Panaflex en las calles por más de seis horas al día ya que con los ingresos que tiene debe cubrir los gastos de alimentación, transporte y pago de servicios básicos.
El crédito lo requiere para para la compra de herramientas (destornilladores, taladro eléctrico y destornillador eléctrico) para su trabajo ya que le será de mucha ayuda en las instalaciones .
El sueño de Ernesto es mejorar sus ingresos para poder independizarse y mejorar su calidad de vida.
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
  • 199
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,040,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ernesto to buy tools (screwdrivers, an electric drill and an electric screwdriver) for his work installing Panaflex advertisements.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 18, 2013
Apr 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014