Juan Carlos prepares and sells food and popular dishes. He seeks this loan to buy ingredients (such as rice, pasta and vegetables) to prepare and increase the number of menu options in his restaurant, which is located in a rented space. Juan Carlos lives with his parents in the northern area of La Paz. He is single, has no children, and this is his first loan with IMPRO.
El señor Juan Carlos se dedica a la elaboración de salteñas y venta de comida. El crédito lo necesita para adquirir más insumos, como fideo, arroz, verduras y condimentos para elaborar mayor cantidad de platos a la carta.
Vende las salteñas y la comida en un ambiente que se encuentra en alquiler. Vive en el domicilio de sus padres ubicada en la zona Norte de la ciudad de La Paz. Es soltero y no tiene hijos. Es la primera vez que trabaja con IMPRO.
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.