Leonardo works in the public transport service and lives with his daughter in his own house, made out of adobe with a cement floor, in the Pasankeri area of the city of La Paz. He works more than eight hours a day since he is the only income earner in the family.
Leonardo is in need of a loan to pay for maintenance on his work vehicle so he can continue working to maintain his income or even try to improve it.
Leonardo es transportista del servicio publico, y vive con su hija en casa propia en un acabado de adobe y piso de cemento, en la zona de pasankeri de la ciudad de La Paz. Trabaja por más de ocho horas al día ya que es el único sustento de su familia.
Leonardo requiere el crédito para el mantenimiento de su herramienta de trabajo para continuar trabajando y así mantener sus ingresos y tratar de mejorarlos.
El sueño de Leonardo es construir su casa.
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.