Alicia works as a wool seamstress; she needs this loan to expand her merchandise. She's going to buy 2 swaths of woolen cloth, each 50 meters long. She lives in her own home located in the Alto Tejar area of the city of La Paz; she's married and has 4 children. She's satisfied with the loans she's received since 2005.
La señora Alicia realiza trabajos de costura en paño (tela especial); el crédito lo necesita para el aumento de mercadería, compra de 2 pieas de paño, cada una de 50 metros. Vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona de Alto Tejar de la ciudad de La Paz; es casada y tiene 4 hijos. La cliente se encuentra satisfecha con los créditos que se le otorgaron desde el año 2005.
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.