Ronald has a print shop that generates his income. He needs the loan to buy a printing machine because the one he’s using is antique and does not function correctly. Ronald is single and has no children. He lives in his parents’ house located in the city of La Paz’s Huaychani zone. This is the fifth time he’s worked with Impro and the second with Kiva. His credit history is excellent.
Ronald tiene una imprenta con la cual genera sus ingresos. El crédito lo requiere para la compra de una maquina tipográfica, pues la que está usando es antigua y ya no funciona correctamente. Ronald es soltero y no tiene hijos. Vive en casa de sus padres la misma queda ubicada en la zona de Huaychani de la Ciudad de La Paz. Es la quinta vez que trabaja junto a Impro y la segunda vez con kiva. Su historial crediticio es excelente.
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.