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Valentín has a job as a bricklayer, but he is also an assistant tailor. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy construction materials such as stone, cement, and sand in order to finish the construction of a room. Valentín lives in his own home in the District of Munaypata in the city of La Paz. He is married and has two children.

His credit history dates back to 2007. Valentín has had three previous loans that were completely repaid. This is the second time he has requested a loan through Kiva.

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El señor Valentín desempeña el trabajo de albañil y también es ayudante de costura. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de material de construcción, piedra, cemento, arena, ya que realizara la construcción de una habitación. Vive en casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona de Munaypata en la Ciudad de La Paz; es casado y tiene dos hijos. Su historial de créditos data del año 2007, con tres créditos anteriores completamente pagados. Esta es la segunda vez que Valentín ha pedido que su crédito sea financiado 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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 123
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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 $1,000 helped Valentin to buy construction materials in order to finish building a room in his house.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 11, 2011
Oct 17, 2011
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 15, 2012