Yolanda has a food stand. She needs the loan to increase her capital and buy such products as rice, noodles, potatoes, meat and vegetables at wholesale. This food selling activity is the source of income she has to cover her expenses.
She lives in her own house located in the city of La Paz’s Villa Copacabana zone. She’s divorced and has three children.
Yolanda is very satisfied with the loans she got previously and was able to improve her income. She’s been an IMPRO client since 2010.
La señora Yolanda tiene un puesto de venta de comida. El crédito lo requiere para aumentar capital y comprar al por mayor productos como ser arroz, fideo. papa, carne y verduras. Esta actividad de venta de comida es la fuente de ingresos que tiene para cubrir sus gastos. Vive en la casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona Villa Copacabana de la ciudad de La Paz, es divorciada y tiene tres hijos. Yolanda se encuentra muy satisfecha con los créditos que obtuvo anteriormente y pudo mejorar sus ingresos. Es cliente de IMPRO desde el año 2010.
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.