Rene has a print shop where he and his wife work. He needs the money from this loan to buy supplies, such as bond paper, printing plates, and ink for his offset machines that he has for his business. He lives in a rented home located in Villa Exaltación in the city of El Alto. He is married with no children. He is very happy about the loans he has gotten.
El señor Rene tiene una imprenta, en la cual trabaja con su esposa; el crédito lo necesita para comprar insumos, como ser papel bond, placas negativas y tinta para las máquinas offset que posee en el negocio. Vive en casa en Alquiler ubicada en la zona de Villa Exaltación de la ciudad de El Alto, es casado y no tiene hijos. El cliente se encuentra muy satisfecho con los créditos que se le otorgaron.
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.