Raúl is self-employed as a builder and he works in different places, carrying out contracts every week. He needs this loan to buy construction supplies (cement, sand and iron) so that he can erect pillars for building rooms.
Raúl lives in his own home in Rió Seco district, in the city of El Alto. He is separated and has five children. Raúl has been a client of IMPRO since 2006.
El señor Raúl trabaja como albañil en distintos lugares en forma independiente; el realiza contratos cada semana. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de material de construcción (cemento, arena, fierro) ya que realizara el levantamiento de columnas para construir habitaciones. Vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona Rió Seco de la ciudad de El Alto; es separado y tiene cinco hijos. Raúl es cliente de IMPRO desde el año 2006.
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.