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Mr. Roger A. lives in his parents’ home in the Alto Chijini zone of the city of La Paz. He works independently making computers in order to sell them to computer stores or to individuals. In the home of his parents, who are now elderly, they have been building three rooms that will be his dwelling, since he and his brother currently share a room that does not leave them enough space to do what they have to do.

The loan shall be used for finish work on the two rooms. This is the second time that he requests a loan, and his credit check favorably qualifies him to obtain another one.

Translated from Spanish by Elizabeth Casian, Kiva Volunteer.

El señor Roger A. vive en casa de sus padres en la zona Alto Chijini de la Ciudad de La Paz.
El señor Roger trabaja por cuenta propia armando computadoras que luego vende en tiendas del ramo y a personas particulares.
En casa de sus padres que ya son mayores de edad realizaron la construcción en obra gruesa de tres habitaciones, las que serán su vivienda, ya que en el momento comparten los hermanos una habitación que no les da el espacio para desarrollar sus actividades.

El crédito solicitado será destinado a la construcción en obra fina de dos habitaciones.
Esta es la segunda ocasión que solicita un préstamo y el análisis socioeconómico realizado lo califica favorablemente y puede acceder a un crédito.

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
  • 125
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.2
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Roger finish work for two rooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 27, 2008
Jul 7, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Feb 15, 2010