Teresa is single and has a child. She lives in a rented house made of brick and cement in the community of Pacallo.
Teresa works as a cook at a restaurant, but she also has her own business. She needs a loan in order to buy more supplies for her business of selling coffee and artisanal honey. Teresa is the only one earning income for her household, so she is in need of assistance.
Teresa es soltera y tiene un hijo ella vive en la comunidad de Pacallo en unja casa de ladrillo y cemento donde paga un alquiler Teresa trabaja como cocinera en un restaurant pero tambien tiene un negocio propio Teresa necesita un prestamo para comprar mas insumos para su negocio personal de venta de cafe y miel artesanal Teresa es la unica fuente de ingresos en su hogar 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.