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Teodocio is in a common-law relationship (he is not married but lives with his partner), and he has two children who attend a state school. His house is located in the Franz Tamayo zone in the city of El Alto.

Teodocio studied up to secondary school, and he currently works making metal molds (he creates molds in metal to produce various items), and repairing heavy machinery. He also creates metal doors for garages.

He needs the loan to buy a lathe machine, which will facilitate his work, optimizing his production and making it cleaner.

Teodocio's dream is to have a larger workshop.

This is the third time he is requesting a loan with IMPRO, and the first time with Kiva.
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Teodocio, es concubino (no está casado pero vive con su pareja) y tiene dos hijos que están en etapa escolar en un colegio estatal, viven en casa propia, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Franz Tamayo de la ciudad de El Alto.
Teodocio estudió hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente se dedica a la matriceria metálica (elabora matrices en metal para hacer diferentes artefactos) y arreglo de maquinaria pesada; además también se dedica a la fabricación de puertas metálicas para garajes.
El crédito lo requiere para comprar un maquina de tornería de esta manera facilitar su trabajo que será una producción más limpia y que este sea más optimo.
El sueño de Teodocio es tener un taller más amplio.
Es la tercera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

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More information about this loan

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
  • 110
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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 $2,000 helped Teodocio to buy a lathe machine which will help him in his work and make it cleaner.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 4, 2013
Apr 20, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 17, 2015