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Rubén is a 35-year-old lawyer. He was born in La Paz, Bolivia. He is the youngest of seven brothers and lives with his mother, who depends on him entirely. He studied at the public university in the city of El Alto (Universidad Pública de El Alto).

Rubén works as a legal aide in the District Attorney's office of La Paz and his income supports the household. He would like to continue studying and updating his knowledge, so he is requesting a loan to study his Master's in Forensic Science and Criminology.

Rubén tells us that all the knowledge he'll learn earning his Master's will help him improve his job performance and increase his income. His dream, in the professional realm, is to reach an important position either in a public or private institution; in the personal realm, he hopes to make his family happy by offering them a good quality of life.

Rubén is thankful to those who give him the opportunity to realize his dreams.
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Rubén es un joven abogado de 35 años, nació en La Paz – Bolivia, es el último de siete hermanos y vive con su mamá que depende enteramente de él. Estudió en la Universidad Pública del Alto.
Rubén trabaja como auxiliar legal en la Fiscalía Departamental de La Paz, sus ingresos son el sustento de su hogar y tiene la inquietud de seguir estudiando y actualizando sus conocimientos por ello solicitó un crédito educativo para cursar la Maestría en Ciencias Penales y Forenses.
Rubén indica que con los conocimientos adquiridos durante su maestría podrá mejorar su desempeño laboral y mejorar sus ingresos. Su sueño, en el ámbito profesional, es alcanzar un alto cargo ya sea en una institución pública o privada y en lo personal conformar una familia y brindarles condiciones adecuadas de vida.
Rubén da las gracias a las personas que le dan la oportunidad de alcanzar sus sueños.

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This loan is part of EDUCA-PRO's effort to help Bolivian students afford to enroll in technical, undergraduate and post-graduate programs. The goal is to bridge the gap between Bolivia's education system and job market by equipping more bright young people with the degrees they need to secure good jobs. This loan is designed specifically for students with a low interest rate and a longer repayment period.

About your loan through Kiva Field Partner FUNDA-PRO

Kiva field partner FUNDA-PRO is a nonprofit organization considered to be one of Bolivia’s leading financial institutions focused on developing Bolivia’s rural business sector. Among the many programs that FUNDA-PRO manages, one of the most prominent is EDUCA-PRO.

Like Kiva, EDUCA-PRO is committed to creating opportunity for talented young people through innovative financial products and services. These products will enable the youth population in Bolivia to have access to better education and higher paying jobs to improve their families’ quality of life. Though its partnership with Kiva, EDUCA-PRO will be able to expand its outreach in remote and rural areas, supporting students in their pursuit of degrees and jobs to help their families.


About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 198
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,028,500
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,700 helped Ruben pay for his Master's degree in Forensic Science and Criminology.
71% repaid
Repayment Term
24 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 10, 2014
Feb 16, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss: