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Roberto makes a living by making cheese. He lives with his two children, who are school-aged and attend school in their community. They sell the cheese that they make directly to the public on market days in Achacachi, which is a medium-sized city.

He currently lives in his own home in the community of Churuhuata Belen, in the municipality of Achacachi, which is about two and a half hours from the city of La Paz. He has some heads of cattle that provide milk, which he uses to make cheese.

He requests the loan to purchase a dairy cow to increase milk production so that he can make more cheese.

Roberto's dream is to have more heads of cattle. This is his first loan with IMPRO and KIVA. The photograph above includes Roberto and his daughter.
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ROBERTO se dedica a la producción de quesos, vive con sus dos hijos los cuales se encuentran en edad escolar en el colegio de la misma comunidad, los quesos que Ellos elaboran los vende directamente el publico en días de feria en la población de Achacachi, considerada ya una ciudad intermedia.

Actualmente vive en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad de Churuhuata Belen del municipio de Achacachi a dos horas y media de viaje de la ciudad de La Paz, cuenta con algunas cabezas de ganado las cuales le proporcionan leche, con la que elabora su producción de quesos.
El crédito requiere para comprar una vaca lechera y así incrementar su producción de leche y por consiguiente elaborar más quesos.

El sueño de Roberto es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado.

Es la primera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA. La foto que se incluye fue tomada y su hija aparece en la misma acompañando a Roberto.

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
  • 233
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $31,613,325
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,025 helped Roberto to purchase a dairy cow to increase milk production so that he can produce more cheese, which his his main business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Dec 24, 2013
Jan 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2015