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Sr. Gabriel sells sand and stone. He transports these materials using a “volketa” (a special truck that has a movable compartment for dumping its contents in the desired place). The loan he is requesting will be used to pay for general maintenance of his vehicle since it is the main piece of equipment that he uses constantly for work. Gabriel lives in his own home in the District of Bajo Llojeta in the city of La Paz. He is married and has three children.

Gabriel joined IMPRO in 2007 and this is the first time his loan has been referred to Kiva for funding.

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El señor Gabriel trabaja comercializando arena y piedras, las mismas que las transporta en su volketa (camión especial cuya carrocería se voltea para efectos de dejar el producto en el lugar desado) propia. El crédito lo requiere para el mantenimiento en general de su vehiculo ya que es su instrumento de trabajo y trabaja constantemente. Vive en la casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona de Bajo Llojeta en la ciudad de La Paz; Gabriel es casado y tiene tres hijos. Es cliente nuestro desde el año 2007 y esta es la primera vez que su crédito va a través de Kiva.

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
  • 124
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Gabriel to pay for maintenance of the dump truck that he uses for hauling construction materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 12, 2011
Aug 21, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 15, 2012