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Edgar Reynaldo
Reynaldo works in public transportation as a driver for the Trufi 88 route (trufis are taxis that operate like buses, with fixed routes). He belongs to the Eduardo Avaroa union. This is his main source of income, with which he supports his two young daughters, who both attend public school. His wife only works at home. The couple rents a home in the Satellite City neighborhood of El Alto, Bolivia.

Reynaldo plans to use this loan to convert his trufi to run on compressed natural gas instead of gasoline. He estimates that by doing so, he will save 40% of what he currently spends to fill his tank.

This is his first credit with IMPRO; he has been approved for the loan based on a credit evaluation conducted by the institution.

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Reynaldo trabaja como chofer de servicio publico en el Trufi 88 (Sindicato Eduardo Avaroa), es su principal fuente de ingreso con lo que cubre los la manutención de sus dos pequeñas hijas que están estudiando en la escuela estatal, la esposa sólo se dedica a las labores domesticas. La pareja paga el alquiler de una casa ubicada en la zona de Satélite de la Ciudad de El Alto.

El crédito lo destinara para transformar el sistema de gasolina a gas natural comprimido de su automóvil, se estima que podrá ahorrar un 40% de lo que gastaba en combustible.

Es su primer crédito con IMPRO, la evaluación realizada permite aprobarla solicitud de Reynaldo.

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 Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 138
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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 $500 helped Edgar Reynaldo convert vehicle to run on natural gas.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 20, 2008
Oct 6, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2009