Sandra has a tourist agency and her husband is employed at a private firm. She needs the loan to enlarge and remodel her office. She lives in her parents’ house located in the city of La Paz’s Alto Sopocachi zone. Sandra is married and has two children. This is the first time that her loan is via Kiva and the fourth time she’s requested an IMPRO loan.
La señora Sandra tiene una empresa de turismo y su esposo trabaja como empleado en una empresa privada. El crédito lo requiere para la ampliación y remodelación de los ambientes de su oficina. Vive en casa de sus padres ubicada en la zona Alto Sopocachi de la ciudad de La Paz; Sandra es casada y tiene dos hijos. Esta es la primera vez que su préstamo va vía Kiva y la cuarta vez que solicita un crédito de 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.