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Félix is divorced and has five children but only two of them who are still school age depend on him. He lives in his own, four-room house sharing all the space with his children. The house is located near a hill almost at the edge of a cliff. It’s made of mud adobe and straw and the walls are stuccoed and the floor is dirt. The house is located in the city of La Paz’s Pasankeri Central zone.

He currently works as a salaried worker for a construction company working in the same zone building a sports field; he earns a monthly salary. Félix pays his family’s basic utility expenses.

He needs the loan to do some home improvements. The adobe in his house is worn down by the rain and the plywood is very used and needs to be replaced in its entirety to improve his quality of life.

Félix’s dream is that his younger children become professionals and can fend for themselves thus improving their quality of life. This is his first loan request to IMPRO and KIVA.
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Félix, es divorciado y tiene cinco hijos pero solo dependen de el dos hijos que se encuentran en edad escolar, vive en casa propia ocupando cuatro habitaciones compartiendo con las dependencias con sus hijos, la casa esta ubicado cerca de un cerro y casi al borde de un barranco, la casa es de adobe de barro y paja y las paredes están revocadas con estuco y el piso es de tierra, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona de Pasankeri central de la ciudad de La Paz.

Actualmente trabaja como empleado albañil en una empresa de construcción, trabajando en la misma zona realizando un campo deportivo percibiendo un salario mensual; Felix se hace cargo de los pagos de servicios básicos de su familia.

El crédito lo requiere para realizar la refacción de una habitación en su domicilio, el adobe de su casa se fue desgastando por las lluvias y las calaminas ya están muy usados y necesita cambiar todo y así mejorar su calidad de vida.

El sueño de Félix es que sus hijos menores sean profesionales y puedan valerse por si solos y así mejorar su calidad de vida.

Es la primera vez que solicita crédito 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 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
  • 144
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,368,025
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Felix to buy adobe and plywood.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 9, 2013
Jan 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014