Jakelin rents an Internet café that she operates. She lives in her parents’ brick house with a cement floor located in the city of La Paz’s Escobar Uria zone. Jakelin runs her Internet from Monday to Sunday for more than ten hours daily together with her husband who does silk-screening. She needs the loan to buy a photocopier to improve her income and cover food, electricity and water costs for her and her family. Jakelin’s dream is to expand the business and have a house of her own to improve her family’s quality of life. This is her third time with IMPRO and first with KIVA.
La señora Jakelin tiene un Internet que esta en alquiler, vive en casa de sus padres en un acabado de ladrillo y piso de cemento su vivienda da esta ubicada en la zona Escobar Uria de la ciudad de La Paz
La señora Jakelin atiende en su Internet de lunes a domingo atendiendo mas de diez horas al día juntamente con su esposo que realiza trabajos de serigrafía; el crédito lo requiere para la compra de una fotocopiadora para mejorar sus ingresos y cubrir sus gastos de alimentación, luz, agua de ella y su familia.
El sueño de Jakelin es ampliar su negocio y tener casa propia para mejorar la calidad de vida de su familia
Es la tercera vez con IMPRO y la primera 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.