Lourdes works in a public institution. She is requesting a loan to pay for workshops and seminars she needs to attend in order to progress in her job. She lives in her parents' house, located in Alto Chijini, a neighborhood of the city of La Paz; she is single and has no children. This is the second time she has requested a loan through Kiva.
Lourdes trabaja como empleada en una institución pública. El crédito lo requiere para pagar talleres y seminarios que le servirán para ascender en su trabajo. Vive en casa de sus padres ubicada en la zona de Alto Chijini de la ciudad de La Paz; es soltera y no tiene hijos. Esta es la segunda vez que su préstamo es canalizado 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.