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Update on Cupertino

Cupertino is married and has three children. He lives in his own home, located in the city of El Alto. He has s junior high school education. Cupertino is part of the TRANS BOLIVIA union and has a microbus where he drives the CARANAVI – GUANAY route.

He needs this loan to upgrade his kitchen and garage (buy building materials). Cupertino’s dream is to feed his family.
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Cupertino es casado, tiene tres hijos, vive en casa propia se encuentra ubicada en la ciudad de El Alto.
Sus estudios sólo llegan hasta nivel de secundaria. Cupertino esta afiliado al sindicato TRANS BOLIVIA tiene un microbus en el cual hace la ruta CARANAVI – GUANAY .
Necesita crédito para la refaccion de su cocina y garaje (compra de material de construccion)
El sueño de Cupertino es dar comodida a su familia.

Previous Loan Details

Cupertino is married and has three children. He lives in a house of his own but hasn’t cleared property title yet. It has two bedrooms and is located in the city of El Alto’s Villa Ingenio zone. Cupertino works as a driver making interprovincial trips in La Paz Department. He supports h... More from Cupertino'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 Housing Loans

Many poor families cannot afford housing that meets their needs. When you make a housing loan on Kiva, you give people access to flexible capital to obtain or improve their homes. Better housing means better health, sanitation, and even educational outcomes for children. A house can also be much more for entrepreneurs who run businesses out of their homes. In this way, housing and small business loans on Kiva share a common purpose: to alleviate poverty and enable families to enjoy more stable lives.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 109
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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 $750 helped Cupertino to buy building materials.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Aug 8, 2013
Aug 18, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Sep 17, 2014
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Cupertino. It was first posted on Kiva on Oct, 2012. Learn More