Edgar is divorced and lives with his aunt and uncle in the area of Santa Rosa in the city of El Alto. He has works as a taxi driver for more than 10 hours a day in order to support his children. His ex-wife is unemployed and she can't help with expenses.
He needs the loan to do the annual maintenance on his car, which is his working equipment. Edgar's dream is to give his children a more comfortable life so that they can grow up healthy and later go to school to have a career.
This is the first time that he has asked for a loan from IMPRO and Kiva.
Edgar es divorciado y vive con sus tíos en la zona de Santa Rosa de la ciudad de El Alto.
Trabaja como taxista por más de 10 horas al día para poder mantener a sus hijos ya que su ex esposa se encuentra desempleada y no puede ayudar con los gastos.
Requiere el crédito para el mantenimiento anual de su vehículo que es su herramienta de trabajo.
El sueño de Edgar es dar una vida más cómoda a sus hijos para que puedan crecer sanos y posteriormente estudiar una carrera.
Esta es la primera vez que solicita un crédito 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.