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Nestor is single and has no children. He lives with his parents and has his own space with a bedroom and a kitchen that is under construction. This space is made of brick and has an earthen floor. The house is located in the Los Andes area, city of El Alto.

Nestor currently works cutting wood. In the morning, his job is to prepare the wood before it is cut in different sizes. In the afternoon, he delivers orders. He studies in the evenings. He works every day of the week, he helps his parents financially and he pays for the utilities and for the clothes.

He is requesting a loan to buy bricks, cement and sand to finish building two rooms and in this way improve his quality of life.

Nestor’s dream is to be able to finish his studies and to have his own business. This is the first time he requests a loan to IMPRO and Kiva.
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Nestor es soltero y no tiene hijos, vive en casa de sus padres donde cuenta con un ambiente y se encuentra el dormitorio y la cocina en construcción; la habitación es de ladrillo y el piso es de tierra, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Los Andes de la ciudad de El Alto.
Actualmente trabaja de empleado en una barraca donde se corta madera; su trabajo consiste en la preparación de madera para cortes de medida por las mañanas y por las tardes se dedica a cargar y despachar los pedidos, por las noches se dedica a estudiar. Nestor trabaja todos los días de la semana. En su casa colabora a sus papas económicamente, también se hace cargo de los servicios, pago de luz, vestimenta.
El crédito lo requiere para compra de ladrillos, cemento, arena, para terminar de construir un par de cuartos, y así poder a mejorar su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Nestor es poder terminar sus estudios y tener negocio propio.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO Y 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 130
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,143,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,300 helped Nestor to buy bricks, cement and sand to finish building two rooms at his parents' house in order to live more comfortably.
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 17, 2013
May 25, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 24, 2013