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Ramiro is single. He is 32 years old and lives with his parents in La Paz, in a cement and brick house that has electricity, water, and sewer, but not gas.

Ramiro is a chef by profession, and has tough working conditions when he has to work overtime on weekends. Ramiro is at risk of burns in his profession.

He needs the loan to update kitchen equipment (pots, knives, pans) and to buy provisions (meat, potatoes, noodles) in large quantities for his banquet business.

Ramiro is the only source of income in his home, which is why he needs help.
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Ramiro es soltero, tiene 32 años, vive con sus padres en LA PAZ en una casa de cemento y ladrillo que tiene servicios de luz, agua y alcantarillado pero no tiene gas en su domicilio. Ramiro es de profesión Cheff y tiene condiciones duras de trabajo cuando tiene que hacer horas extras los fines de semana. Ramiro esta expuesto a sufrir quemaduras en su profesión. Necesita crédito para renovar enseres de cocina (ollas, cuchillos, sartenes) y comprar provisiones (carne, papa, fideo) en gran cantidad para su negocio de atención de banquetes. Ramiro es la única fuente de ingresos en su hogar por lo que necesita su ayuda

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
  • 132
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,246,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Ramiro to update kitchen equipment (pots, knives, pans) and to purchase provisions (meat, potatoes, noodles) for his banquet business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 12, 2014
Mar 20, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2016