Señora Luisa makes her living growing flowers. She needs the loan to purchase more seeds to plant and grow variously colored flowers to sell to the general public. She lives in her own home in the Waycuni zone, in the nieghborhood of El Palomar. She is married and has one son. This is her fifth loan with IMPRO and her second through Kiva.
La señora Luisa se dedica a la producción de flores . El crédito lo requiere para la compra de más semillas para plantar y producir flores de diversas coloraciones para su venta al público en general. Vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona de Waycuni en la población de El Palomar; es casada y tiene un hijo. Esta es la quinta vez que solicita un crédito de IMPRO y la segunda a través de 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.