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Desiderio and his family are producers of cow’s milk which they market to Pil Andina (which is an industrialization milk plant). He also works as a caretaker at a private home located in the city of La Paz. Desiderio has two sons of 21 and 16 years of age. The oldest is in the Military (to do military service is very important to the Aymara-Andean community since they regard this as an honorable service to the entire community). The youngest son is in his last year of college. They live in the Achacachi-Tipampa Community (which is about 2 hours from the city of El Alto).

The loan will be used to purchase a medium-grade dairy cow which will help increase milk production.

This is their first loan with IMPRO. Their background check shows that they are prime candidates for a loan!

Translated from Spanish by Carolina Zelaya-Kronlund, Kiva Volunteer.

Desiderio y su familia son productores de leche de vaca que comercializan a Pil Andina (Planta Industrializadora de Leche), también trabaja como portero de una casa particular en la Ciudad de La Paz. Tiene 2 hijos de 21 y 16 años de edad, el mayor esta prestando el Servicio Militar (servicio muy importante para la comunidad aymará - andina y de trascendencia para la comunidad dada la importancia que se le otorga a este servicio) el hijo menor esta en el ultimo año de Colegio.

Vive en la Comunidad de Achacachi - Tipampa (A dos horas de la ciudad de El Alto).

El crédito será para invertir en la compra de una vaca lechera de raza mediana para incrementar la producción de leche.

Es el primer 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
  • 124
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  • $34,682,725
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $400 helped Desiderio to buy a milking cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
15 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 5, 2007
Jun 20, 2007
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 5, 2008