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Hever is married and has a three-month-old daughter. They live in his parents home, which is located in the Villa Las Nieves area of the city of La Paz.

He completed a secondary level education and currently works collecting (purchasing) recyclable materials like paper, newspapers, beer cans, copper, books that people no longer use, etc. He sells them to the factories that use these materials.

He is requesting this loan to increase capital; he will acquire copper and other metal objects. Hever' dream is to own a chain of recyclable material collection sites. This will allow his income to increase.

This is the first time he is requesting a loan through IMPRO and his first time with Kiva.
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Hever es casado y tiene una hija de 3 meses, viven en casa de sus padres, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Villa Las Nieves de la ciudad de La Paz.
El estudió hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente se dedica a la recolección (compra) de material reciclable como ser: papel, periódicos, latas de cerveza, cobre, libros que la gente ya no utiliza, etc., para su venta a las fábricas que usan estos materiales.
El crédito lo requiere para el aumento de capital; así adquirirá cobre y otros objetos de metal.
El sueño de Hever es tener una cadena de sitios de acopio de material reciclable. De esta manera incrementará sus ingresos.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • 223
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,480,250
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $900 helped Hever to buy larger amounts of recyclable materials to sell to the factories that use them.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 21, 2013
Apr 19, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014