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Update on Luis

Luis is a widower and has five children. He lives with one of his daughters and his granddaughter. They live in a rental house which is located in the Villa Esperanza area of the city of El Alto.

Luis has an elementary school education and currently works as a salaried driver.

Luis needs this loan to cover some medical expenses as he needs an operation (on his prostate).

Luis' dream is to own his own vehicle but, in order to realize this dream, he must first get his health stable.

This is the second time that Luis has requested a loan from IMPRO and the second time from Kiva.
View original language description ↓
Luis es viudo y tiene cinco hijos; vive con una de sus hijas y su nieta, viven en casa en casa en alquiler, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Villa Esperanza de la ciudad de El Alto.
El estudio hasta el nivel primario, actualmente trabaja como chofer asalariado.
El crédito lo requiere para cubrir los gastos médicos ya que el necesita una intervención quirúrgica (operación de próstata).
El sueño de Luis es tener una movilidad propia pero para eso debe tener estable su salud
Es la segunda vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la segunda vez con KIVA.

Previous Loan Details

Luis is a widower. He has five children who are all married now. He rents the house where he lives, which is in the Villa Esperanza area of the city of El Alto. He only has an elementary school education. He is a salaried driver for the public transportation union in the city of El Alto. ... More from Luis's previous loan »

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.

Concurrent and Successive Loans

Our Field Partners often work with borrowers over a series of loans as the borrowers build credit, take out bigger loans, and expand their businesses. In order to make it easier for our Field Partners to post loans for borrowers who have been listed on Kiva before, we allow them to post successive and concurrent loans for their Kiva borrowers. This means that our Field Partners are able to post a borrower's second, third, etc., loan on Kiva without having to re-enter all of the borrower's information.

This borrower has been listed on Kiva before, so you'll see an updated loan description, as well as excerpts of the original descriptions from earlier loans. Most borrowers take out loans consecutively, meaning that they receive a second loan after having repaid the first. However, sometimes our Field Partners give out concurrent loans, allowing borrowers to take out one primary loan and a secondary "add-on" loan along with it. These "add-on" loans are typically smaller than the borrower's primary loan and serve a different purpose. Because Field Partners can now post loans as successive and concurrent loans, you will be able to track borrower progress over time and see the various ways a borrower is working with our Field Partners through funds from Kiva’s lenders.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 154
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,657,400
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Luis to pay for an operation on his prostate.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 21, 2013
May 30, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Luis. It was first posted on Kiva on Jan, 2013. Learn More