Ariel is a Systems Engineering student and he also works doing computer maintenance in order to pay for his studies. He lives in his parent’s house in the neighborhood of Villa San Antonio in the city of La Paz. Since he is from a low-income family, it is vital for Ariel to work, which why he is requesting the loan. He will buy a computer that will help him do his job more quickly so he can improve his income.
Ariel’s dream is to finish his studies and be of greater help in his household.
This is the first time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.
Ariel es estudiante de Ingeniería de Sistemas y además trabaja haciendo mantenimiento de computadoras para pagar sus estudios. Vive en casa de sus padres en la zona de Villa San Antonio en la ciudad de La Paz. Al ser de familia humilde, para Ariel es indispensable trabajar por lo que solicita el crédito, para la compra de una computadora que le ayude a realizar su trabajo con mayor rapidez y mejorar sus ingresos.
El sueño de Ariel es terminar sus estudios y poder ser un apoyo más grande en su casa.
Es la primera vez que solicita un préstamo de IMPRO y de 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.