Justo provides public transportation services. He lives with his wife in a rented house that has fine finishing and wood floors in the city of La Paz’s Alto San Pedro zone. He works more than 8 hours daily since this is his only source of family support.
Justo needs the loan to service his work tool (a minibus) to improve his income. Justo’s dream is to own a house.
Justo es transportista del servicio público, y vive con su esposa en casa alquilada en un acabado de fino y piso de machimbre, en la zona de Alto San Pedro de la ciudad de La Paz. Trabaja por más de ocho horas al día ya que es el único sustento de su familia.
Justo requiere el crédito para el mantenimiento de su herramienta de trabajo (su mini bus) y así mejorar sus ingresos.
El sueño de Justo es tener casa propia.
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.