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Mr. Ovidio R. lives in his parents' house, in the zone of Pasankeri, on the west hillside of the city of La Paz, together with his wife, Mrs. Adriana Gomez, and their three children. Mr. Ovidio works as a chauffeur in public transportation and his wife sews tablecloths that she sells in offices of the city, income which supports their family. The requested credit will be used to finish the construction of 2 rooms, in order to have enough space principally for their children. This is the fourth time that they have requested a loan, and a socioeconomic analysis qualifies them favorably to access this credit.
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El señor Ovidio R. vive en casa de sus padres, en la zona de Pasankeri, ladera oeste de la ciudad de La Paz, con su esposa, la señora Adriana Gómez y sus tres hijos.
El señor Ovidio trabaja como chofer de transporte publico y su esposa realiza costura de manteles que vende en oficinas de esta ciudad, ingresos con los que mantienen a su familia.
El crédito solicitado es para el acabado de la construcción de dos habitaciones para habitarlas y así tener espacio principalmente para sus hijos.
Esta es la cuarta vez que solicitan préstamo y el análisis socioeconómico realizado los califican favorablemente y pueden 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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,670,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Ovidio to finish the construction of two rooms in his house for greater comfort for his children.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 10, 2009
Nov 6, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011