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Update on Hugo

Hugo lives with his parents in the Bajo Llojeta area of the city of la Paz. He works as a taxi driver. Hugo needs the loan to carry out maintenance on his vehicle which he uses for his work so he can get work without problems and cover his household running costs.

Hugo's dream is to be able to buy a house of his own and to have enough income to be able to give his children a quality of life which he has not had himself. This is the second time he has had a loan through Kiva,
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Hugo vive con sus padres en la zona de Bajo Llojeta de la ciudad de La Paz. El oficio que desempeña es el de transportista en el sector público. Hugo necesita el crédito para realizar el mantenimieto de su herramieta de trabajo y así poder obtener trabajar sin problemas y poder cubrir con los gastos que tiene en su hogar.

El sueño de Hogo es poder acceder a la compra de un casa propia tener los ingresos económicos suficientes para poder brindar a sus hijos la calidad de vida a la cual el no pudo acceder.

Es la segunda vez que su crédito va a través de Kiva.

Previous Loan Details

Hugo is a taxi driver. He completed high school and lives at his parents house, using three of their rooms that are made of bricks and wooden floors. The house is in the Bajo Llojeta area of the city of La Paz. Hugo works eight hours a day to cover costs such as food, water and electricity. ... More from Hugo'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
  • 113
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD
A loan of $1,200 helped Hugo pay for the cost of maintaining his vehicle.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Oct 4, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 3, 2013
This photo was used before for a previous loan for Hugo. It was first posted on Kiva on Mar, 2013. Learn More