Tomas sells milk and is a master bricklayer. He was widowed just a few months ago. He lives in his own home and has five children, all of whom are cuurently living in the community of Kjasina in the Achacachi municipality, two and a half hours from the city of La Paz. Tomas only has a few head of cattle that provide him with milk to drink.
The loan that Tomas needs will be used to buy a dairy cow so that he can increase his production and income for his family.
Tomas's dream is to increase his head of cattle which will boost production and, bit by bit, turn himself into a milk producer in his community.
Tomas vende leche y es maestro albañil. Hace pocos meses atrás quedo viudo, vive en casa propia, tiene cinco hijos, actualmente todos viven en la comunidad Kjasina del municipio de Achacachi, a dos horas y media de viaje de la ciudad de La Paz, cuenta con pocas cabezas de ganado las cuales le proporcionan leche, para su consumo.
El crédito lo requiere para comprar una vaca lechera y asi incrementar su producción, para incrementar sus ingresos para su familia
El sueño de Tomas es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado, aumentando la producción y convertirse de a poco en un productor de leche en su comunidad.
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.