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Lino C. lives in a rented house in the zone of "las Delicias" ["the Delights"], a hill north of the city of La Paz. He lives with his wife, Elizabeth Valdez.

Lino works as a food critic, attending in particular social gatherings. His wife is a housewife. With his savings, Lino was able to buy a plot of land in the city of El Alto, a city to the west of La Paz.

The loan that Lino is requesting is for the contruction of two new rooms on his property. This is the first time that he has asked for a loan. The socioeconomic analysis that was performed favorably qualified him so that he can access credit.
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El señor Lino C. vive en casa alquilada, en la zona las Delicias, ladera norte de la ciudad de La Paz, con su esposa, la señora Elizabeth Valdez.
El señor Lino trabaja como Gastrónomo, atendiendo reuniones sociales particulares y su esposa es ama de casa.
Con sus ahorros, el señor Lino realizó la compra de un lote de terreno en la ciudad de El Alto, al oeste de la ciudad de La Paz.
El crédito solicitado es para la construcción de dos habitaciones nuevas en su propiedad.
Esta es la primera vez que solicita préstamo y el análisis socioeconómico realizado lo califican favorablemente y puede acceder a un crédito.

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
  • 115
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $600 helped Lino to build two new rooms on his property.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 10, 2009
Apr 4, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Apr 15, 2010