Gloria works selling agriculture products, such as potatoes, tunta [a freeze-dried potato product] and caya [a dehydrated grain]. She sells these products in various markets in Achacachi. She lives in her son’s house in the town of Achacachi, an hour and a half from the city of La Paz. She is requesting this loan to increase the capital of her business and her income. She will buy potatoes and other tubers to sell.
Gloria’s dream is to become a wholesaler, and to be able to give her children support and education so that they can practice a profession and improve their quality of life.
Gloria es Comerciante de productos agrícolas (papa, tunta, caya). El cual vende en distintas ferias de Achacachi. Vive en casa su hijo. en la población de Achacachi a una hora y media de viaje de la ciudad de La Paz. El credito requiere para aumento de capital para su negocio, asi pobra aumentar sus ingresos.
El sueño de Gloria es ser comerciante mayorista. Asi es poder brindar a sus hijos el sustento y educación suficiente para que puedan ejercer una profesión y así mejorar su calidad de vida.
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.