Virginia is a seamstress and she manufactures jackets. She also has a vehicle and works in public transport of passengers on routes from La Paz-El Alto. She has a two-year-old son and lives at home with her parents in the neighborhood of Pasankeri in the city of La Paz.
She is asking for a loan to cover the cost of converting from gas to a natural gas vehicle, as this will generate a savings of up to 60% on fuel.
This is her second loan with IMPRO and her first via Kiva.
Virginia es costurera, confecciona chamarras y también tiene una movilidad que trabaja de trasporte publico de pasajeros en la ruta La Paz – El Alto; tiene un hijo de dos años de edad; vive en la casa de sus padres en la zona de Pasankeri de la ciudad de La Paz.
El crédito que solicita es para cubrir el costo de conversión de Gasolina a Gas Natural vehicular, pues esto le generará un ahorro de hasta un 60 % en combustible.
Es el segundo crédito con IMPRO y el primer vía Kiva.
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.