Lucia works as a saleswoman in a ceramics shop and also grows flowers. She needs the loan to buy seeds because her flower business produces extra income to support her family. Lucia is married and has four children living with her in the city of El Alto's Villa Cooperativa zone. This is the first time she's worked with IMPRO and first time with KIVA.
Lucia, trabaja como vendedora en una tienda de cerámicas y también se dedica al cultivo de flores.
El crédito lo requiere para la compra de semillas ya que con este negocio de cultivo de flores obtiene ingresos extras para mantener a su familia.
Lucia, es casada y tiene cuatro hijos con los cuales vive en la zona Villa Cooperativa en la ciudad de EL Alto.
Es la primera vez que trabaja junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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.