Anahí has a neighborhood grocery store where she sells basic staples; her mother helps her tend to customers since Anahí is a Teacher. She will use the loan to buy sugar, noodles and rice at wholesale to increase capital while reducing costs.
She lives in her parents’ house located in the city of El Alto’s Alpacoma zone; she’s single and has a son. Anahí has been an IMPRO client since 2010 and this will be the first time her loan has been sent to Kiva for funding.
Anahi tiene una tienda de barrio donde vende artículos de primera necesidad, donde su madre la ayuda con la atención de la misma, ya que Anahi es profesora.. El crédito lo requiere para la comprar azúcar, fideo y arroz al por mayor para así aumentar capital y al mismo tiempo reducir costos. Vive en casa de sus padres ubicada en la zona de Alpacoma en la ciudad de El Alto; es soltera y tiene un hijo. Anahi es cliente de IMPRO desde el año 2010 y esta será la primera vez que su crédito sea enviado a Kiva para fondeo.
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.