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Christian lives in his grandparent's house at 6 August Street in the Pasankeri area of the city of La Paz. He's studying computer science. In the house where he lives, he set up a business of online gaming and in the back room, he put in a billards room. With these activitites he is able to generate enough income to cover the cost of food for the household and for his studies. Christian is requesting a loan to buy the latest model computer so that he can also set up an internet cafe.

He has a good prior history and he qualifies to obtain a new loan. In addition, he has received a loan through Kiva before.

Translated from Spanish by Kim Baker, Kiva volunteer.

El señor vive en casa de sus abuelos en la calle 6 de agosto de la zona de Pasankeri de la ciudad de La Paz, esta estudiando informática y en la casa donde vive instalo un negocio de juegos en red y en la trastienda instalo un salón de billar. Con dichas actividades genera sus ingresos para cubrir sus necesidades de alimentación y estudio. Christian solicita crédito para comprar un equipo de computación de último modelo para la instalación de Internet en su negocio.

Su antecedente histórico es bueno y califica para obtener un nuevo crédito, además que ya fue un cliente beneficiado por 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
  • 123
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.5
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Christian purchase a computer.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 3, 2008
Apr 18, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009