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Jhonny is married and has one son who doesn't go to school yet. He lives in his in-laws' house, which is located in the Alto Lima area of the city of El Alto.

He studied until high school. He works as a turnery assistant, and his workplace is located near his home. His wife focuses exclusively on taking care of their son.

He needs this loan to buy construction material (cement, sand), since he will repair his kitchen and the cement dug-out of his patio.

Jhonny's dream is to have his own turnery workshop. This is the fourth time he applying for a loan with IMPRO, and his first time with KIVA.
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Jhonny es casado y tiene un hijo pero aun no asiste al colegio, vive en casa de sus suegros, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Alto Lima de la ciudad de El Alto.
El estudio hasta el nivel secundario, el trabaja como ayudante de torneria la cual queda ubicada cerca a su domicilio. Su esposa se queda exclusivamente al cuidado de su hijo.
El crédito lo requiere para comprar material de construccion (cemento, arena) ya que realizara la refaccion de su cocina y el vaciado de cemento de su patio.
El sueño de Jhonny es tener un taller propio de torneria.
Es la cuarta 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 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
  • 163
    View loans »
    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,260,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Jhonny to buy cement, sand and other materials to repair his kitchen and to cement the patio of his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 20, 2013
Oct 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 17, 2014