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Update on Gerson

Gerson is single and the father of two children. He lives in La Paz in a home made of brick and cement; he lives under a renter's contract, but he has all the basic services. Gerson makes his living as an electrician, and he is subject to falls from the heights he has to climb in the homes and offices where he provides his services. He needs this loan so that he can buy and repair his electrician's tools. He is the only source of income in his home, making this loan necessary.
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Gerson es soltero pero tiene dos hijos Gerson vive en La Paz en una casa de ladrillo y cemento pero bajo una modalidad de anticretico aunque tiene todos los servicios básicos Gerson se gana la vida como electricista y esta expuesto a caidas por las alturas que muchas debe subir en casas y oficinas donde presta sus servicios Necesita credito para comprar y renovar herramientas de electricista Gerson es la unica fuente de ingresos en su hogar por lo que necesita el credito

Previous Loan Details

Gerson is single, but he has two children. Gerson lives in La Paz in a brick and cement house; it is under an "anticrético" contract, but it has all the basic services. Gerson earns his living as an electrician, and he is subject to falls from the heights that he must scale in houses and offi... More from Gerson's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 139
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,260,900
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $725 helped Gerson buy and repair electrician's tools.
80% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 10, 2014
Jul 28, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Gerson. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2014. Learn More