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Mariano and his wife are small producers of cow milk, a product that is sold at the industrial milk plant “PIL Andima”. He also works selling pork meat at the popular fairs/markets of the cities of La Paz and El Alto. Said activities are his main sources of income, which serve to support the family.

Mariano lives in the Ticuyo community in the province of Los Andes (located a few hours from the city of El Alto).

The loan he seeks would be to purchase a milk cow of medium quality, and in this manner he could increase his production and therefore his family’s financial standing.

This is his second credit with IMPRO, and the evaluation conducted indicates he qualifies for the loan.

Translated from Spanish by Mary Lynn, Kiva Volunteer.

Mariano y su esposa son pequeños productores de leche de vaca, producto que vendido a la planta industrial de leche PIL Andina, él también trabaja comercializando carne de cerdo en las ferias populares de la Ciudad de La Paz y El Alto. Dichas actividades son sus principales fuentes de ingresos que sirve para cubrir la manutención de su familia.

Mariano vive en la Comunidad Ticuyo – Prov. Los Andes (Ubicada a una horas de la ciudad de El Alto).

El crédito requerido será destinado para comprar una vaca lechera de mediana calidad, de esa forma incrementará su producción y aumentarán los ingresos económicos de la familia.

Este es el segundo crédito con Impro, la evaluación realizada le califica para otorgarle el préstamo.

Additional Information


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.

About Bolivia

  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 137
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $32,164,750
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 7.4
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $800 helped Mariano purchase a milking cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
May 12, 2008
Apr 27, 2008
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2009