Benjamín is a painter and restores damaged paintings. He needs the loan to buy materials like: paint, canvas, brushes and other supplies needed in his profession. He lives in his own house located in the city of La Paz’s Tacagua zone. He’s married and has two children. Benjamín has called on IMPRO four times to request a loan and this is the third time we’ve channeled his loan through Kiva.
El señor Benjamín, es pintor y restaura cuadros dañados. El crédito lo requiere para la comprar materiales como ser: pinturas, lienzos, pinceles y otros insumos requeridos en su profesión. Vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona Tacagua en la ciudad de La Paz; es casado y tiene 2 hijos. Benjamín ha acudido a IMPRO cuatro veces para solicitar crédito y esta es la tercera vez que canalizamos su crédito 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.