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Juan lives with his wife in the city of La Paz’s Llojeta zone; they have three children. The couple works selling basic staple items in a store located at home. They use the income for daily living.

Juan needs the loan to be able to build a bathroom at home to improve the standard of living there. He needs to buy tile, a bathtub, a sink, cement and other supplies to build it.

Juan’s dream is to leave his children in condition to be able to subsist in society and attain an acceptable standard of living.
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Juan vive con su esposa en la zona de Llojeta de la ciudad de La Paz y tienen tres hijos. La pareja se dedica a la venta de productos de primera necesidad en una tienda en su mismo domicilio; este ingreso lo utilizan para el diario vivir. Juan necesita el crédito para poder construir un baño en el piso en el que vive y de esta manera mejorar el nivel de vida que tiene en su hogar. Necesita comprar azulejos, taza de baño, lavamanos, cemento y otros para dicha construcción.

El sueño de Juan es dejar a sus hijos en condiciones de poder subsistir en la sociedad obteniendo de esta manera un nivel de vida aceptable.

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
  • 165
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,000 helped Juan to buy building supplies.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 8, 2013