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Emilio is single and has a grown son. He lives in the Palomar neighborhood of La Paz, in his own home, in which he occupies a single room with brick walls.

He currently works more than 8 hours a day, dedicating himself completely to his agricultural activities as this is the only source of income he has to cover his living expenses.

The loan that he is asking for is to purchase improved seeds, which will allow him to grow his crops more quickly and without having to water them as much. This will allow him to save water, which is an essential natural resource for his region. He hopes that this way he will be able to protect the environment.

Emilio's dream is to buy more land so he can increase his production and also dedicate himself to raising livestock. This is the first loan he is asking for from IMPRO and from KIVA.
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Emilio,es soltero y tiene un hijo el cual ya es independiente,vive en la población Palomar de la ciudad de La Paz, tiene casa propia y ocupa solo una habitación con paredes de ladrillo.
Actualmente trabaja por mas de ocho horas al día dedicándose por completo a la agricultura,ya que es el único ingreso que tiene con el cual debe cubrir sus gastos de alimentación y pago de servicios básicos.
El crédito lo necesita para la compra de semilla mejorada ya que le sera de mucha ayuda por que la producción es mas rápida y no requiere de mucho riego, además de tener mejor calidad ahorrando en agua que es un elemento escencial para cuidar el medio ambiente natural de la región.
El sueño de Emilio es comprarse mas terrenos para aumentar su producción y también dedicarse mas tiempo al engorde de ganado.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y también 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
  • 138
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,164,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Emilio to buy seeds that have been modified to grow quickly and with less water, in order to help protect the environment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014