Felix raises cattle that produce milk, which he sells to Pil Andina, an industrial milk plant. He lives in the community of Chojasivi, Los Andes Province, La Paz Department. He is located some 3 hours from the city of La Paz.
He also works as a teacher in the rural area, and his wife, besides collaborating in the care of the cattle, takes charge of household matters and cares for their children, aged 8, 6, and 4 years old.
With the loan he will buy another milk cow and thus increase milk production, and his earnings as well. This is his first credit with IMPRO. The evaluation that was carried out judges him qualified for the loan.
Felix se dedica a la cría de ganado vacuno y la producción de leche la cual la comercializa a Pil Andina, planta Industrializadora de leche.
Vive en la comunidad de Chojasivi de la Provincia Los Andes del departamento de La Paz ubicado a tres horas de la ciudad de La Paz.
También trabaja como profesor en el área rural, su esposa aparte de colaborar el cuidado del ganado, se encarga de los quehaceres de su hogar y cuidado de sus hijos que son de 8, 6 y 4 años de edad.
El crédito lo destinará a la compra de una vaca lechera y así incrementar la producción de leche, por lo tanto sus ingresos.
Es el primer crédito con Impro, la evaluación realizada le califica para otorgarle el préstamo.
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.