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Luis is married and has a son who helps to earn money for the family. They live in their own house made out of adobe with a cement floor, which has a living room, bedroom, kitchen and bathroom. The house is located in the Challapampa zone in the city of La Paz.

Currently, Luis works as a chofer, with his own bus on one of the city's bus lines. His wife also works, and she sells various products itinerantly. Both work every day of the week, and collaborate to pay for utilities, food, and clothing.

This loan is needed to buy new tires for the bus, since the route that Luis works is full of dirt and dust. Luis' dream is to be able to purchase a new bus, which would help him to improve his income and thereby his quality of life. This is the first time he is asking for a loan from IMPRO and KIVA.
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Luis es casado y tiene un hijo un varón que colabora a su familia en sus actividades, viven en casa propia donde cuenta con un ambiente y se encuentra el dormitorio y la cocina, baño, la habitación es de adobe y el piso de cemento, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona de Challapampa de la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja de chofer, con movilidad propia en una de las líneas de buses de la ciudad y la esposa también ayuda en el trabajo, es comerciante ambulante. Ellos trabajan todos los días de la semana, ambos colaboran en el pago de los servicios, comida y vestimenta.
El crédito lo requiere para compra de llantas para su movilidad ya que es su única fuente de ingreso, la ruta y el recorrido están llenos de tierra y polvo.
El sueño de Luis es poder contar con nueva movilidad propia que le facilite a mejorar sus ingresos y así mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO Y 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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 124
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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 $400 helped Luis to buy bus tires.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
8 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 28, 2013
Jun 9, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2013