María Rosario is employed by the Ministry of Economics and her husband works as a Carpenter. She needs the loan to buy a printer since she used the previous loan to buy a computer. She lives in her parents’ house located in La Paz’s Sopocachi zone. She’s married and has two children.
La señora Maria Rosario es empleada del Ministerio de Economía y su esposo trabaja como carpintero; el crédito lo requiere para la compra de una impresora ya que el anterior crédito lo utilizo para la compra de una computadora. Vive en casa de sus padres ubicada en la zona de Sopocachi en la ciudad de La Paz; es casada y tiene dos hijos.
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.