Sra. Gaby works as a merchant who sells food products. She is also an employee of a candy shop/tea salon in La Paz. The loan she is requesting will be used to buy merchandise such as rice, noodles, and sugar in bulk so that she can obtain profits from her sales. Gaby lives at the home of her parents in the District of Munaypata in the city of La Paz. She is divorced and has one child.
This is the first time she has obtained a loan from IMPRO.
La señora Gaby trabaja como comerciante de productos alimenticios, también trabaja como empleada en una confitería - salon de té de la ciudad de La Paz. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de mercadería como ser arroz fideo, azúcar, por quintales (es decir al por mayor) para obtener utilidad al momento de vender. Vive en casa de sus padres la cual queda ubicada en la zona de Munaypata ubicada en la ciudad de La Paz, es divorciada y tiene un hijo. 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.