Edwin is married and has three children who are all school aged and are studying in a state school. He lives in his parent in laws' home, which is located in the Huavna Potosí zone of the city of El Alto.
He is requesting the loan to buy materials, like fabrics in distinct colors and types and to buy an overlock sewing machine. This will allow them to increase their production in less time.
Edwin's dream is to have a small sewing business, from which he will make products to sell at a national level.
This is the first loan that he has requested a loan through IMPRO, wich KIVA.
Edwin es casado y tiene tres hijos que están en etapa escolar en un colegio estatal, viven en casa de sus suegros, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Huayna Potosí de la ciudad de El Alto.
El estudió hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente trabaja con su esposa; ellos elaboran deportivos para varón.
El crédito lo requiere para comprar materia prima en distintos colores y tipos de tela y comprar una maquina overlock, así podrá aumentar en menor tiempo su producción.
El sueño de Edwin es tener una microempresa de costura y que sus productos se comercialicen a nivel nacional.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito 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.