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Update on Rodrigo

Rodrigo’ single living in his parents’ house in the city of La Paz’s Tembladerani zone. He’s now working more than ten hours daily providing photocopying services across from a university in the city. He needs the loan to buy a modern photocopying machine that won’t waste so much ink and energy like the old ones he has. His dream is to be able to earn higher income to be able to be a source of support for his parents.
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Rodrigo es soltero y vive en casa de sus padres en la zona de Tembladerani de la ciudad de La Paz. Ahora trabaja por mas de 10 horas al día dando un servicio de fotocopiado al frente de una universidad en la ciudad. Requiere el crédito para la compra de una máquina fotocopiadora moderna que no gaste tanta tinta y energía como las antiguas que tiene, además, Rodrigo necesita una máquina que no segrege sustancias tóxicas.

El sueño de Rodrigo es poder tener mejores ingresos para poder ser un apoyo para sus padres.

Previous Loan Details

Rodrigo is single and has no children. He lives at his parents’ house where he occupies one room. The house is located in the District of Tembladerani in the city of La Paz. Rodrigo currently works as a cook for more than eight hours a day at a private business. This job helps to pay for f... More from Rodrigo's previous loan »

Additional Information

More information about this loan

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 137
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,310,825
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,500 helped Rodrigo to buy a photocopier.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
27 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 30, 2013
Sep 23, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2015
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Rodrigo. It was first posted on Kiva on Jul, 2012. Learn More