Celestina is married and has three children. She lives in El Alto in an adobe house and cares for her husband. Celestina works in handicrafts and she needs a loan in order to buy yarn for her work. At the moment Celestina is the only source of income in her home and for this reason she needs help.
Celestina es casada y tiene tres hijos, ella vive en El Alto en una casa de adobe que cuida con su esposo. Celestina se dedica a la artesania y necesita un credito para comprar lana para sus trabajos. Por el momento Celestina es la unica fuente de ingresos en el hogar y por eso necesita su ayuda
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.