Wilmer is married and lives in his parents' home in the Alto Chijini zone of La Paz, he works making banners. Currently, he works over 10 hours a day in his own home with the help of his wife. He makes banners every day, and delivers them every weekend to the city of La Paz or other neighboring towns.
With this work, he maintains himself and covers the basic needs of his family. Wilmer is seeking this loan to purchase materials such as: linen cloth, nylon, stickers, etc., because he has orders for the end of the year, which will increase his earnings. This is his fourth loan with IMPRO and his first with KIVA.
Wilmer esta casado y vive en casa de los padres en la zona de Alto Chijini de la ciudad de La Paz, de profesión confeccionista de Banderines.
Actualmente trabaja por mas de diez horas en su propio domicilio con ayuda de su esposa, todos los dias confecciona banderines,los mismos que entrega según el pedido cada fin de semana ya sea en la ciudad de La paz como en los pueblos cercanos. Con esta actividad el se mantiene y cubre las minimas necesidades de su familia.
Wilmer solicita el préstamo para la compra de materiales:tela de hilo, nylon,stickers, etc., para que tiene pedidos para fin de año y tnedrá un incremento en sus ingresos.
Es la cuarta vez que solicita crédito en IMPRO y la primera vez en 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.