Pastora is a single mother and has two children who are all in school. She lives in a rented house that is located in the district of Estrellas de Belén in the city of El Alto.
Pastora finished secondary school and is currently running her own business selling clothing accessories, like socks, in the city of El Alto.
She needs a loan because she wants to increase her working capital and to purchase more socks in bulk so that, in this way, she will be able to improve her earnings and her quality of life.
Her dream is to have her own home.
This is the first loan she is asking for with IMPRO and also her first with KIVA.
Pastora, es madre soltera y tiene dos hijos de los cuales uno se encuentra en la escuela, viven en casa alquilada, la casa se encuentra ubicada en la zona Estrellas de Belén de la ciudad de El Alto.
Pastora estudió hasta el nivel secundario y actualmente se dedica a la venta al por mayor de prendas de vestir (calcetines) en la ciudad de El Alto.
El crédito lo requiere para aumento de capital y comprar más calcetines al por mayor para de esta manera mejorar sus ingresos y su calidad de vida.
El sueño de Pastora es tener su casita propia.
Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con 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.