Luisa is a milk producer. She sells the milk to milk collection companies in the city of La Paz. She was widowed one year ago. She lives in her own house, and she has a daughter who works in the city of La Paz.
She currently lives alone in the Humapusa community in the Achacachi municipality, which is a two and a half hour trip from the city of La Paz. She says that she has a few head of cattle, which give her milk for her consumption and for her to sell.
The requested loan will increase her savings in order to buy a dairy cow. This way she will increase her production and her income.
Luisa’s dream is to increase her head of cattle, increasing the milk production in her community.
This is the first time she has requested a loan from IMPRO and the first time with Kiva.
Luisa es productora de leche,la cual vende a una de las empresas recolectoras de leche de La Paz. Hace un año atrás quedo viuda vive en casa propia; tiene una hijaque trabaja en la ciudad de La Paz, actualmente vive sola en la comunidad Humapusa del municipio de Achacachi, a dos horas y media de viaje de la ciudad de La Paz, cuenta con pocas cabezas de ganado las cuales le proporcionan leche, para su consumo y para su venta.
Al monto del crèdito solicitado aumentará su ahorro, para comprar una vaca lechera y asi, incrementar su produccion, y sus ingresos.
El sueño de Luisa es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado, aumentando la producción de leche en su comunidad.
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.