Pedro is an interprovincial driver on the La Paz to Sataqui route; he also grows fruit which his wife sells in the city of El Alto. These two activities constitute the main sources of income to help cover the expenses for their son and to maintain their two small homes--one in Sataqui (three and a half hours from the city of La Paz) and another in Senkata in the city of El Alto.
This loan will be used to repair and maintain his vehicle to be able to continue his work as a driver.
This is Pedro's first loan from Impro and he was evaluated and approved to receive the loan that he requested.
Pedro es chofer interprovincial La Paz – Sataqui; también trabaja como productor de frutas y la esposa es la que comercializa los productos en la ciudad de El Alto. Estas dos actividades constituyen sus principales fuentes de ingreso con que cubre la manutención de su hijo, tiene dos domicilios, en Sataqui (a tres horas y media de la Ciudad de La Paz, y en Senkata en la ciudad de El Alto.
El préstamo lo destinará a la reparación y mantenimiento de su herramienta de trabaja (vagoneta) para poder continuar trabajando como chofer.
Es primer crédito con Impro y la evaluación realizada califica a Pedro para la aprobación del préstamo solicitado.
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.