A loan of $7,850 helps a member to buy an industrial cheese press.


Sartawi Modcen Group's story

Benita is a 45-year-old woman who works in agriculture. She is also the president of the communal banking group "Sartawi MODCEN." We can see her in the photo on the far right side wearing a brown sweater.

The members of this communal banking group live in the town of Patacamaya, Bolivia, which is an agricultural and livestock zone, but it is mostly known for being a zone with strong milk production.

All of the members of this communal banking group have requested a loan from Kiva's field partner Sembrar Sartawi IFD (To Plant Sartawi IFD) in order to invest in their businesses, which involve agricultural activities. Benita, the president, asked for a loan in order to buy an industrial cheese press.

In this group: Amalia , Juana , Modesta Adela , Ana Victoria , Benita , Reynaldo , Juana Jacinta , Lidia

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Debra McMahon.


This loan is special because:

It allows financially marginalized people to access loans and training through communal banks.

Patrick Flynn, Kiva staff

Patrick Flynn
Kiva staff



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Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.

Loan details



Repayment schedule

*This loan is impacted by the COVID-19 crisis and your support is needed more than ever. Repayments may be delayed or lower than expected.