Silvia, with the help of her husband, has a silk screening workshop. Silk screening is the art of printing on any material. She needs this loan for the purchase of acrylics, fabric, paint, and paintbrushes for her business, which is her source of income for maintaining her family. She is married, has three children and rents a home in the Las Pampahasi zone of the city of La Paz. This is the first time that Silvia has received a loan from IMPRO.
La señora Silvia tiene un taller de serigrafía con la ayuda de su esposo, que es el arte de impresión en cualquier material. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de acrílicos, tela, pintura, pinceles, para su negocio, que es la fuente de ingresos que tiene para mantener a su familia. Es casada, tiene tres hijos y vive en alquiler ubicada en la zona de las Pampahasi de la ciudad de La Paz. Es la primera vez que Silvia obtiene un crédito en 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.