German lives at the home of some relatives. The house is made of adobe and has a cement floor. It is located in the District of Las Lomas in the city of La Paz. German provides transportation services with a minibus that is used to carry passengers.
He needs a loan for the maintenance of his work vehicle. With the increased profits, he will be able to cover his household expenses. German's dream is to have a house of his own and to see his children finish their higher education.
German vive en casa de unos falimiares en un acabado de abobe y piso de cemento en la zona de Las Lomas de la ciudad de La Paz. El oficio que desempeña es transportista (tiene un minibus de transporte de pasajeros). German necesita el crédito para el mantenimiento de su herramienta de trabajo y así poder obtener mayores beneficios y poder cubrir con los gastos que tiene en su hogar.
El sueño de German es poder tener casa propia y que sus hijos terminen su estudio superiores.
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.