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Ruben works in transportation, providing service between La Paz and El Alto. This is his primary source of income, with which he supports his three small children and wife. They live in his parents’ home, located in the Pasankeri zone of the city of El Alto, along with his brother’s family.

The loan would be destined for construction materials to build a wall to separate the two families that reside in the same house.

This is his second loan with Kiva. His previous good history of repayment allows him to be approved for another loan request.
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Ruben trabaja de transportista, tiene una movilidad de servicio publico Trufi inter- ciudad La Paz El Alto, es su principal fuente de ingreso con la que cubre la manutención de sus tres pequeños hijos y esposa. Viven en la casa de sus padres ubicada en la zona de Pasankeri de la ciudad de El Alto, junto a la familia de su hermano.

El crédito lo destinara para la compra de material de construcción para la construcción de una pared que separe las dos familias que habitan en la misma casa.

Es el segundo crédito via Kiva, el buen comportamiento de pago permite aprobarle otro préstamo solicitado.

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
  • 159
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $33,362,700
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Ruben to purchase construction materials to build a wall to separate the households of two families that live in the same house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 14, 2009
Mar 19, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2010