Wilmer is a construction assistant, working with his uncle, who is a master builder. He is requesting the loan to purchase a computer since he is studying to become a veterinarian and it will allow him to do his work more quickly. He lives in his parents' home in the Villa Ingenio area of the city of El Alto. He is single and has no children. This is the first loan he has requested from Kiva partner IMPRO.
El señor Willmer es ayudante: trabaja con su tío que es maestro albañil. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de una computadora ya que el estudia la carrera de veterinaria. Así podrá realizar sus trabajos con mayor rapidez. Vive en casa de sus padres ubicada en la zona Villa Ingenio en la ciudad de El Alto. Es soltero y no tiene hijos. Es la primera vez que solicita 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.