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Edwin has a dairy farm; he sells the milk he produces to another business. He lives in his own home with his family in the community of Cota Cota, in the municipality of Pucarani (two hours away from the city of La Paz). He has various purebred heads of cattle, which need better care given the harsh weather conditions.

He has requested a loan to buy construction materials like, cement, bricks, etc. This will allow him to renovate the barn where his cattle are kept, which will in turn help to improve production because his cows will be in better health.

Edwin's dream is to increase the number of cattle he has. This is the second loan that he has taken out through IMPRO, and the first time he has received a loan through KIVA.
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Edwin es productor de leche la cual entrega a una empresa de acopio, vive en casa propia junto a su familia en la comunidad de Cota Cota del municipio de Pucarani a dos horas de viaje de la ciudad de La Paz, cuenta con varias cabezas de ganado de raza mejorada las cuales requieren mejor cuidado dada las condiciones climatológicas de la época.
El crédito lo requiere para comprar material de construcción: cemento, ladrillos, etc. Así podrá refaccionar el establo para ganado, por lo tanto mejorar su producción, conservando la buena salud de sus vacas.
El sueño de Edwin es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado.
Es la segunda vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA.

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This loan is for Bolivian entrepreneurs who follow cleaner production principles in their work, including waste reduction and environmental protection. By supporting this loan, you are promoting economic activities that are environmentally friendly but that also maximize productivity to help borrowers boost their incomes.


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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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,500 helped Edwin to buy construction materials to renovate the barn where he keeps his cattle, so that they will stay warm this winter.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 18, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jul 17, 2014