Señor Donato works as a salaried driver and belongs to one of the drivers' unions in La Paz. His wife works making women's skirts, which she sells at the a market that operates daily in the city of La Paz.
The loan will be for his wife's business, as she will use it to acquire at wholesale the fabric that is her raw material, so as to reduce her costs.
Donato and his wife live in their own home, which is located in the Obispo Bosque area of La Paz city. They are married with three children.
El señor Donato trabaja como chofer asalariado en uno de los sindicatos de choferes de La Paz y su esposa se dedica a la confección de centros para señoras de pollera; los mismos son vendidos en una feria que funciona todos los días de la semana en la ciudad de La Paz. El crédito sera para el negocio de su esposa ya que adquirirá telas que son su materia prima al por mayor para abaratar costos. Donato y su esposa viven en casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona Obispo Bosque en la ciudad de La Paz; están casados y tienen tres hijos.
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.