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Arnold is married and has four children. He lives in El Alto in a brick and cement house with basic services which he owns. A wall and the bedrooms in Arnold's house need repairs. Arnold is a tailor and brings in the only income in his household, so he needs a loan to repair his home.
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Arnold es casado tiene 4 hijos, vive en EL ALTO en una casa de ladrillo y cemento que es de su propiedad y cuenta con todos los servicios basicos, la casa de Arnold necesita arreglos en un muro y en las habitaciones Arnold se dedica a la costura y es la unica fuente de ingresos en su hogar, por lo que necesita credito para refaccion de vivienda

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 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
  • 144
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,377,375
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Arnold to repair his house, fixing a wall and bedrooms.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 17, 2014
Mar 31, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 17, 2015