Edgar works as a technical assistant in the city hall. This money will allow his to pay his monthly tuition at Universidad Católica, where he is a student. He is single, has no children, and lives with his parents. This will be his first loan through IMPRO and Kiva. He lives in the Tembladerani zone of La Paz.
El señor Edgar trabaja en la alcaldía en el área de asistencia técnica; con el dinero del crédito podrá cancelar las mensualidades de la Universidad Católica, donde está estudiando. Vive en casa de sus padres, es soltero y no tiene hijos. Es primer crédito con IMPRO y KIVA. Vive en la zona de Tembladerani de la ciudad de La Paz.
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.