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Maribel
Maribel is part of a group of people from her community who decided to work the land and raise animals. She works raising cows to produce milk, which she sells to one of the milk processing plants in La Paz. The first decision Maribel made was not to tie up her cows, nor to keep them fenced in far from the pastures where they like to graze. She also did not cut their horns. She wanted her cows to calve naturally, to eat fresh, high-quality feed and to be healthy.

Maribel lives in her in-laws’ house, which is in the community of Pallino Chico, in the municipality of Viacha, province of Ingavi and department of La Paz. Pallina Chico is one hour from the city of La Paz. She has a number of head of cattle of the “Criollo” breed, which she says require better care because of the climate in her area.

Maribel is requesting this loan to buy a couple of dairy cattle to increase her milk production and therefore her income. She and her family dream of increasing the number of head of cattle they have and ensuring that their cattle are in good health. This is Maribel’s first loan with IMPRO and her first loan with Kiva.
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Maribel junto a un grupo de personas de la misma comunidad decidieron cuidar la tierra y los animales; ella se dedica a la cria de ganado vacuno para la producción de leche la cual vende a una de las Plantas Industrializadoras de Leche de La Paz. El primer paso que dió fue no atar a las vacas, ni mantenerlas encerradas lejos de los pastisales en los que les gusta pastar, tampoco cortarles los cuernos, para que, éstas den terneras de forma natural y el alimento que proporcionen sea fresco y de gran calidad, conservando la buena salud de sus vacas.

Ella vive en casa de sus suegros, ubicada en la comunidad de Pallina Chico, del Sector Viacha de La provincia Ingavi del Departamento de La Paz a una hora de distancia de la ciudad de La Paz; cuenta con varias cabezas de ganado criollas las cuales requieren mejor cuidado dada las condiciones climatológicas del sector. El préstamo lo requiere para la compra de un par de vacas lecheras para incrementar su producción de leche y por consiguiente sus ingresos.

El sueño de Maribel y su familia es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado, precautelando la buena salud de ellos.

Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

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About IMPRO

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.

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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 98
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $28,227,600
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD
Paying Back

This loan has been fully funded!

A loan of $1,025 helped Maribel to buy a couple of dairy cattle to increase her milk production.
84% repaid
Repayment Term
17 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Dec 6, 2013
Listed
Dec 15, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Possible