Nineth works selling shoes from a sales stall that she owns. She needs this loan to buy a vehicle that she can use to transport a larger quantity of merchandise and thereby lower her transport costs as she travels to the Chilean border to buy the footwear that she sells.
Nineth rents her accommodation in Villa Nueva Potosí district, in the city of La Paz. She is single and doesn't have any children. This is the first time that she has had a loan from IMPRO
Nineth trabaja vendiendo zapatos en un puesto de venta de su propiedad. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de una movilidad así podrá traer mayor cantidad de mercadería y bajara el costo de transporte, pues ella viaja a la frontera con Chile para comprar los calzados que vende. Vive en alquiler la misma queda ubicada en la zona de Villa Nueva Potosí en la ciudad de La Paz, es soltera y no tiene hijos. Es la primera vez que obtiene un crédito en IMPRO.
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.