Sr. Marco is a mason and works independently. The loan he is requesting will be used to buy construction materials, such as cement and sand, for a contract job he obtained for a private residence. Marco lives in his own home in the District of Pasankeri in the city of La Paz. He is single and has no children.
Marco received a previous loan from IMPRO, but now this current loan is being referred to Kiva for funding.
El señor Marco es albañil y trabaja independientemente. El crédito lo requiere para comprar material de construcción como ser cemento y arena para un contrato que obtuvo en una casa particular. Vive en casa propia la misma queda ubicada en la zona de Pasankeri en la ciudad de La Paz; es soltero y no tiene hijos. Marco ya obtuvo un crédito anterior de IMPRO y ahora canalizamos el presente crédito a través de Kiva.
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.