Eva makes a series of sweets for “sahumerio” (a ritual where sweets and other products are offered to Mother Earth in gratitude and so that things will go well for the family). This activity is her source of income for family support. The loan she needs is to buy flour, sugar and coloring to continue making this kind of sweets. Eva is married and has three children two of which are independent. She lives in her own house located in La Paz’s San Martín zone. This is the sixth time she’s worked with IMPRO and the third with KIVA.
La señora Eva elabora una serie de dulces para sahumerio (sahumerio es un ritual donde se ofrece a la madre tierra dulces y otros productos en agradecimiento y para que las cosas vayan bien a la familia); esta actividad es la fuente de ingresos que tiene para mantener a su familia. El crédito lo requiere para comprar harina, azúcar, colorantes para continuar elaborando esa clase de dulces. Eva es casada y tiene tres hijos de los cuales dos son independientes . Vive en casa propia ubicada en la zona San Martín de la ciudad de La Paz.
Es la décima sexta vez que trabaja con IMPRO y la tercera vez junto a 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.