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Rolando is single and does not have children. He lives in his family’s home in the Rio Seco neighborhood of El Alto. Rolando finished elementary school. He provides taxi services in his black Toyota Caldina station wagon, in the cities of La Paz and El Alto. He is not affiliated with a taxi syndicate.

This is Rolando’s first loan with Kiva and the field partner. He will use it to buy an engine and to perform maintenance to his taxi. He says that his dream is to join the taxi syndicate so that he can improve his income and have a better quality of life.
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Rolando, es soltero no tiene hijos, vive en casa de familiares la misma se encuentra ubicada en la zona de Rio Seco de la ciudad de El Alto.
El estudio hasta nivel secundario. El tiene su vagoneta toyota caldina de color negro y ofrece sus servicios de taxi en la ciudad de La Paz y El Alto; no esta afiliado a ningun sindicato.
El crédito lo requiere para el mantenimiento de su movilidad (compra de motor).
El sueño de Rolando es que su movilidad este afiliado a algun sindicato y asi poder tener mejores ingresos y asi tener mejor calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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
  • 126
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,692,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
A loan of $1,025 helped Rolando to buy an engine and to perform maintenance to his taxi.
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Sep 16, 2013
Oct 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 11, 2013