Juan Carlos works as a consultant. He lives in his parents house which is nicely finished with a hard wood floor. They live in the San Pedro zone in the city of La Paz. He works 8 hours a day, which provides the only income he has for himself and his son.
Juan Carlos is requesting a loan to use to buy a computer. It will help him greatly to be able to do his consulting work. Juan Carlos' greatest dream is to have his own business. This is the third loan that he has taken out through IMPRO and the second that has been through Kiva.
Juan Carlos trabaja como consultor y vive en la casa de sus padres en un acabado de fino y piso de machimbre, en la zona de San Pedro de la ciudad de La Paz.
Trabaja ocho horas al día ya que es el único sustento de él y su hijo.
Juan Carlos requiere el crédito para la compra de una computadora, la cual le ayudará mucho en sus trabajos de consultoría y facilitará su trabajo.
El sueño de Juan Carlos es tener un negocio propio.
Esta es la tercera vez que solicita un crédito a través de IMPRO y la segunda via 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.