Concepcion lives in her parents’ finished home of brick with a cement floor in the city of La Paz. She is a shopkeeper and her husband is a driver. They need the loan in order to purchase tyres for his work and in this way improve their income. Concepcion’s dream is to have her own house.
Concepcion vive en de casa de sus padres en un acabado de ladrillo y piso de cemento en la ciudad de La Paz. El oficio que desempeña es de comerciante y su esposo es transportista. Necesitan el crédito para la compra de llantas de su herramienta de trabajo y de esta madera mejorar su ingresos.
El sueño de Concepcion es tener casa propia.
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.