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Abel is married and has two children. He lives in a relative’s house, occupying one room with brick finishing and a wood floor. The house is in the Barrio Ferroviario area of the city of La Paz.

Abel went to school up to high school. He is employed, and he currently works delivering roasted chicken. He also has two taxis from which he gets income to help cover the family expenses.

He needs the loans to buy replacement parts (brake pads, air filter, and gasoline filter) for repair and maintenance on one of his vehicles.

Abel’s dream is to have good income in order to improve his quality of life.

This is the second time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and the second time with Kiva.
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Abel es casado tiene dos hijos, vive en casa familiar, ocupando una habitación en un acabado de ladrillo y piso de machihembre, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Barrio Ferroviario, de la ciudad de La Paz.

Abel estudió hasta secundaria, está empleado y actualmente trabaja como repartidor de Pollos a la broasther, también tiene dos movilidades (taxis) de los cuales percibe ingresos que le ayudan a cubrir los gastos de su familia.

El crédito lo requiere para comprar repuestos (pastillas de frenos, filtro de aire y filtro de gasolina) para reparación y mantenimiento de una de sus movilidades.

El sueño de Abel, es tener buenos ingresos para mejorar su calidad de vida.

Es la segunda vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la segunda 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
  • 112
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Abel to buy replacement parts and pay for maintenance on one of his taxis.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2013
Feb 2, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 17, 2014