Willy is an independent driver and he works with a passenger mini-bus. He needs a loan to purchase spare parts for his vehicle and to purchase new tires. He lives in his parents' house and it is located in the region of Mariscal Sucre in the city of El Alto. He is married and he has 3 children. This is the second time he has accessed a loan through Kiva.
El señor Willy es chofer independiente y trabaja con su minibús en transporte de pasajeros. El crédito lo requiere para comprar repuestos para su vehiculo y el cambio de llantas. Vive en casa de sus padres la misma esta ubicada en la zona de Mariscal Sucre en la ciudad de El Alto; es casado y tiene tres 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.