Abigail is single She lives in her parents' house in the Pasankeri area of the city of La Paz. She works making skirt centers (the interior skirts used by women). She sells them in markets and sometimes she makes them to order.
The loan she is asking for is to finish a room. It will be used as her workshop, since right now she is sewing in her bedroom. She needs to buy plaster, cement and sockets.
Abigail's dream is to have her workshop and hire employees and make more so that in the future she can become independent and buy her own house.
Abigail esta soltera, vive en casa de los padres en la zona Pasankeri de la ciudad de La Paz; se dedica a la confeccion de centros de pollera (son faldas interiores que usan las mujeres) los cuales los comercializa en las ferias y en algunos casos elabora a pedido.
El credito que solicita es para la conclusion de una habitacion, la misma que le servira de taller ya que actualmente ella costura en su dormitorio. Necesita comprar estuco, cemento, enchufes.
El sueño de Abigail es poder tener su taller y contratar empleados y elaborar en mas cantidad para que en un futuro poder independizarce comprando su propia casa.
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.