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Luís studied for a technical degree and now works more than eight hours at a private company in the city of La Paz. His work is dangerous because his job requires that he go under power lines in order to examine telephone line connections. Luís is single and has one child. They live in two small rooms at the house of some relatives in the District of Chasquipampa in the city of La Paz. The loan he is requesting will be used to maintain his vehicle that he uses for traveling the distance between his job and his home.

Luís dreams of improving his income and his quality of life so that he can buy a house and provide greater comfort for his son who is of school age. This is the first time he has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.

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Luís, estudió hasta técnico medio y trabaja como empleado más de ocho horas en una empresa privada en la ciudad de La Paz. El trabajo que realiza Luís, es peligroso ya que realiza el trabajo de conexiones de líneas telefónicas y tiene que subirse a los postes de energía eléctrica.
Luís, es soltero y tiene un hijo con el cual vive en dos habitaciones pequeñas en la casa de sus familiares en la zona Chasquipampa de la ciudad de La Paz.
El crédito lo requiere para el mantenimiento de su vehiculo ya que con eso se transporta a su trabajo por la distancia donde vive.
El sueño de Luís, es mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida para comprarse una casa y darle más comodidad a su hijo ya que se encuentra en etapa escolar.
Luís, trabaja por primera vez junto a IMPRO y 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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $800 helped Luis to pay for maintenance of the vehicle he uses to get to work.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 23, 2012
May 17, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 16, 2012