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Raul is married and has two adult children. He lives in a one-room home with brick walls and a dirt floor. His home is located in Palomar, in the city of La Paz.

He currently works as a farmer for more than 10 hours each day. His income supports his family. His wife helps him, but they are both elderly. Their income goes to paying for food and basic services.

Raul will use the loan to purchase better seeds that will save them a lot of work because they do not require much irrigation, they can be harvested in a shorter amount of time, and they do not harm the environment.

Raul's dream is to purchase more land to increase his income and, later, make a living by raising cattle. This is his first loan with IMPRO and KIVA.
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Raul, es casado y tiene dos hijos que son independientes,viven en casa propia ocupando solo una habitación, con paredes de ladrillo y el piso de tierra, la casa se encuentra en la población de Palomar en la ciudad de La Paz.
Actualmente trabaja como agricultor por mas de diez horas al día ya que es el único ingreso que tiene para mantener a su familia,su esposa le ayuda pero ambos son de la tercera edad y con los ingresos que tienen deben cubrir los gastos de alimentación y pago de servicios básicos.
El crédito lo solicitan para la compra de semilla mejorada ya que les ahorra mucho trabajo por que no requiere de mucho riego y la producción es en menos tiempo y es mucho más sana y no perjudica al medio ambiente.
El sueño de Raul,es comprar mas terrenos para mejorar sus ingresos y posteriormente dedicarse al engorde de ganado.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y también con KIVA.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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
  • 152
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,662,950
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Raul to purchase better seeds that will produce a higher quality product that can be harvested cleanly and will not harm the environment.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 22, 2013
Nov 10, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Nov 17, 2014