Sra. Blanca has a shop where she sells cosmetics and also works as a teacher. The loan she is requesting will be used to purchase a door for her shop in order to provide greater protection against thieves.
Blanca lives in a rental property in the District of Vino Tinto in the city of La Paz. She is a widow and has one child. This is her first loan through IMPRO and Kiva.
La señora Blanca tiene una tienda donde vende cosméticos y también ella es profesora. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de una puerta para la tienda que tiene, para tener mayor seguridad contra robos. Vive en anticrítico en la zona de Vino Tinto de la ciudad de La Paz; es viuda y tiene un hijo. Es primer crédito con IMPRO y KIVA.
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.