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Elías V. lives in his own house in the Llojeta area, which is on the west side of the city of La Paz.

Elías is an auto body repairer. He fixes vehicles that have been in accidents. His shop is in his home. The income supports him.

The loan he is asking for is to build a wall enclosing the front part of his house. With the passage of time, the current adobe wall has deteriorated. It is a danger for Elías and for the vehicles that he works on.

This is the sixth time he has asked for a loan. The completed socioeconomic analysis qualifies him for the loan.
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El señor Elías V. vive en casa propia, en la zona de Llojeta, ladera oeste de la ciudad de La Paz.
El señor Elías es chapista, realizando arreglo de vehículos accidentados en el taller que se encuentra en su propio domicilio, ingresos con los que se mantiene.
El crédito solicitado es para la construcción de un muro de cerramiento en la fachada de su vivienda, ya que por el pasar del tiempo el actual muro de adobe se encuentra deteriorado y es ya un peligro, tanto para el señor Eloy, como para los vehículos con los que trabaja.
Esta es la sexta vez que solicita préstamo y el análisis socioeconómico realizado lo califican favorablemente y puede acceder a un crédito.

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
  • 122
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Elias construct a wall in the front of his house, the old adobe wall has deteriorated.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jun 22, 2009
Jul 12, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 15, 2011