Javier is a construction worker. He needs this loan so he can open a grocery store, where he will sell sugar, pasta, and grains. He lives in his in-laws' house in the Achachicala neighborhood of La Paz. He is married and has two children. This is the first time Javier has worked with IMPRO and Kiva.
El señor Javier es técnico Constructor, el crédito lo necesita para abrir una tienda de abarrotes en la cual comercializara azúcar, fideo, cereales. Vive en casa de sus suegros ubicada en la zona de Achachicala de la ciudad de La Paz, es Casado tiene dos hijos. Es la primera vez que el señor trabaja con IMPRO y 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.