Irma currently works cleaning offices and houses. She also washes rugs and bed linen. She has a few machines and detergents which she uses in her work. In the evenings, she helps her children with their studies. Irma works every day of the week so that she can pay her bills and provide her children with food, clothing and an education.
Irma needs this loan to buy a floor polisher. This piece of machinery will save her a lot of time in her work. She will get things much cleaner and will be able to charge a little more for her services. This will improve her income and therefore her quality of life.
Irma's dream is to have more machinery available so that she can do a good job and improve her quality of life. This is the first time that she has requested a loan from Impro and Kiva.
Actualmente trabaja en limpieza de oficinas, casas y al lavado de alfombras y camas; tiene pocas maquinarias y detergentes con las que trabaja, por las noches se dedica a ayudar en sus estudios a sus hijos; ella trabaja todos los días de la semana para poder pagar los servicios, alimentación, vestimenta, y educación de sus hijos.
El crédito lo requiere para adquirir una maquina lustradora que le ahorrará mucho tiempo en su trabajo,será mucho más limpio, podrá cobrar un poco más y así poder a mejorar sus ingresos y calidad de vida.
El sueño de Irma es poder contar y tener más maquinaria para realizar un buen trabajo, así mejorar su calidad de vida.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO Y KIVA.
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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.
About IMPROIMPRO 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.
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