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Evaristo is married and has 5 school-age children (2 boys and 3 girls). He lives in his own home which has a living room and a bedroom but no kitchen or bathroom. The living room is made of adobe and has a dirt floor but no ceiling - just a corrugated iron roof. The house is in the Coripata district of the Trinidad Pampa de los Yungas canton in La Paz.

At the moment his work involves growing vegetables and fruit, in a rudimentary fashion, on a plot of land which he owns. His wife also grows fruit and cleans farms. He sells his produce in the area where he lives and in an area full of dirt and dust in the city of La Paz. He and his wife work seven days a week and both contribute to the household expenses: utility bills, food and clothing, and their children's schooling. The loan he is applying for will be used to buy seeds and to boost his level of production, whilst ensuring that this is done in a cleaner way. Evaristo's dream is to have working capital and some tools to enable him to boost his level of production and thereby improve his quality of life. This is the first time that he has applied for a loan with IMPRO and KIVA.
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Sr. Evaristo es casado y tiene cinco hijos dos varones y tres mujeres que están en etapa escolar, vive en la casa propia donde cuenta con un ambiente y se encuentra el dormitorio y no cuenta con cocina, ni baño, la habitación es de adobe y el piso de tierra, no tiene tumbado solo techo de calamina, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Coripata sector Trinidad Pampa de Los Yungas de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja en el cultivo de hortalizas, frutos en forma rudimentaria men un terreno de pertenencia y la esposa también trabaja en el cultivo frutas y limpiando las chacras, sus productos los comercializa por la misma zona donde vive y en la ciudad de La Paz; el lugar de trabajo es un lugar lleno de tierra y polvo, ellos trabajan todos los días de la semana, ambos colaboran en el pago de los servicios, comida y vestimenta, y educación de sus hijos.
El crédito lo requiere para Invertir en semilla y tener mejor producción teniendo cuidado de que sea una producción más limpia. El sueño de Evaristo es poder contar con capital de trabajo, y herramientas que le facilita a mejorar su producción y así mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO Y KIVA.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $2,000 helped Evaristo to buy seeds to boost his vegetable and fruit production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 8, 2013
Apr 17, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015