Mirtha is a doctor in a community center and her husband’s a carpenter. She needs the loan to buy medical equipment to set up a small private medical office to improve her income and help her husband with household expenses. She lives in her own house located in the city of La Paz’s Alto Llojeta zone; she’s married and has five children. This is the first time Mirtha has gotten an IMPRO loan and because of its entrepreneurial nature and advantages, she wants it to be funded through Kiva.
La señora Mirtha es medico en un centro comunal y su esposo es carpintero. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de material médico para implementar un pequeño consultorio privado que está instalando, para mejorar su ingreso y ayudar a su esposo con los gastos del hogar. Vive en casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona de Alto Llojeta de la ciudad de La Paz, es casada y tiene cinco hijos. Es la primera vez que Mirtha obtiene un crédito en IMPRO y por el carácter emprendedor y las ventajas, ella desea que su crédito sea fondeado 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.