Santusa works in agriculture and her husband is a dairy farmer. The loan will be used to buy many types of seeds including parsley and potatoes. She lives in her own home which is located in the town of Palomar. She is married and has one son. Santusa is very satisfied with her loans because they have helped improve her family's quality of life.
La señora Santusa se dedica a la agricultura y su esposo es productor lechero. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de semillas, como perejil, papas, etc. Vive en casa propia ubicada en la población de Palomar; es casada y tiene un hijo. Santusa se encuentra muy satisfecha con los créditos por que le ayudaron a mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia.
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.