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Roberto is married and has three children. He lives in his own house together with his wife and children. The house is located in the Villa Cooperativa zone of El Alto.

Roberto finished his secondary studies and currently works out of his home making iron doors and windows. Roberto is a master locksmith. He needs the loan to buy materials (iron, eye bolts, sheet metal) so he can make more doors and improve his income. Roberto’s dream is to have a metal door factory.

This is Roberto’s fifth time applying for a loan with IMPRO and his first time with KIVA.
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Roberto, es casado y tiene tres hijos, viven en casa propia junto con su esposa, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Villa Cooperativa de la ciudad de El Alto.
El terminó los estudios secundarios, actualmente se dedica a la fabricación de puertas y ventanas de fierro en su mismo domicilio; Roberto es Maestro Cerrajero.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de material (fierro, armellas, chapas) y así fabricar más puertas y mejorar sus ingresos.
El sueño de Roberto es tener una fábrica de puertas de metal.
Es la quinta vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez 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.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 122
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  • $34,651,350
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Roberto to buy iron, eye bolts, and sheet metal to continue making metal doors and windows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 8, 2013
Mar 21, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 16, 2014