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Alejandro rents with his mother occupying three rooms including kitchen and bath; the house is adobe and dirt and is located in the city of La Paz’s San Pedro zone.

Alejandro is studying Law and works as a computer programming teacher in two schools earning minimum wage that he uses to cover food, utility and rental costs. The loan he’s requesting is to continue with his studies and pay tuition costs for next semester because Alejandro wants to finally graduate as a lawyer to be able to improve his income. His dream is to complete his studies and open his law office. This is his third IMPRO loan and first with KIVA.
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Alejandro vive en alquiler junto con su mamá, ocupando tres habitaciones incluyendo su cocina y baño, en un acabado de adobe y tierra, la casa esta ubicada en la zona San Pedro de la ciudad de La Paz.

Alejandro esta estudiando derecho y trabaja como profesor de computación en dos colegios donde percibe un sueldo mínimo con el cual cubre los gastos de alimentación, servicios básicos, pago de alquiler de la vivienda que habita

El crédito que solicita es para continuar sus estudios y pagar la matricula correspondiente a este semestre, ya que lo que Alejandro quiere es egresar de una vez como abogado y poder mejorar sus ingresos,

Su sueño es terminar la carrera e instalar un bufet propio

Es la tercera vez que saca credito con IMRO y la primera con 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
  • 120
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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 Alejandro to pay law school tuition fees.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 7, 2012
Dec 12, 2012
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2014