Juan is a driver and he works with his taxi independently. He requires the loan to purchase construction material to repair a bedroom in his house. He lives in a house which he owns and it is located in the region of Tupac Amaru in the city of La Paz. He is married and he has four children. This is the first time he has worked with Impro (Kiva Field Partner) and Kiva.
El señor Juan es chofer y trabaja con su taxi en forma independiente. El crédito lo requiere para compra de material de construcción puesto que realizara la refacción de una habitación en su casa. Vive en casa propia la misma esta ubicada en la zona Tupac Amaru en la ciudad de La Paz; es casado y tiene cuatro hijos. Es la primera vez que trabaja 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.