Elena's business is making pastries. She also makes lunches. She requires a loan to buy a hot plate to keep her food warm and offer a better service to her customers. This is Elena's source of income that she uses to cover her family expenses. She lives in a rental house in the Villa Fatima neighborhood, in the city of La Paz. She is divorced and doesn't have any children. She has been a client of IMPRO since 2008.
La señora Elena se dedica a la elaboración de masitas y también prepara almuerzos; el crédito lo requiere para comprar un equipo buffet para mantener la comida caliente y ofrecer un mejor servicio a sus clientes. Esta actividad es la fuente de ingresos que tiene para cubrir los gastos familiares. Vive en casa en alquiler ubicada en al zona de Villa Fatima de la ciudad de La Paz, es divorciada y no tiene hijos. Es cliente de IMPRO desde el año 2008.
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.