Rodrigo does not have any children. He lives in his parents’ house occupying one bedroom with wood flooring and finished walls. The house is located in the city of La Paz’s Escobar Uria zone. Rodrigo studied up to mid-technical level and currently works independently servicing computers; this is his only source of income. He works more than 8 hours daily at home since he does not have a workshop. He needs the loan to increase his capital buying monitors, keyboards, mice and others to repair and resell at a relatively higher price. Rodrigo’s dream is to have a workshop of his own where he can provide better customer service. This is his first time with IMPRO and with KIVA.
El señor Rodrigo no tiene hijos, vive en casa de sus padres, ocupando una habitación con un acabado fino y piso de machimbre, la casa esta ubicada en la zona Escobar Uria de la ciudad de La Paz.
Rodrigo, estudió hasta el nivel técnico medio, actualmente trabaja de forma independiente realizando mantenimiento de computadoras ya que es su único ingreso económico. Trabaja por más de ocho horas al día desde su domicilio ya que no cuenta con un taller.
El crédito lo requiere para el incremento de su capital, como ser: monitores, teclados, Mouse y otros para repararlos y venderlos a un precio relativamente mayor.
El sueño de Rodrigo es tener un taller propio, donde pueda dar una mejor atención a sus clientes.
Es la primera 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.