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Ignacia's business produces milk, which she then delivers to a collection company. She lives in her own home with her family in the community of Akerana in the town of Achacachi, around two and a half hours from the city of La Paz. She has several heads of cattle of an improved breed, which need better care given the weather conditions of the season.

The loan is needed to buy building materials: cement, bricks, etc. This way, she can repair the barn to keep the cattle warm, therefore improving their production and preserving the health of her cows. Ignacia's dream is to increase her herd and to take better care of them for better milk production.

This is the second time she is requesting a loan with Impro and the first time with Kiva.
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Ignacia es productora de leche la cual entrega a una empresa de acopio, vive en casa propia junto a su familia en la comunidad de Akerana del municipio de Achacachi a dos y media 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 que el ganado se mantenga caliente, por lo tanto mejorar su producción, conservando la buena salud de sus vacas.
El sueño de Ignacia es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado, cuidarlas mejor para que su producción de leche sea mejor.
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
  • 125
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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 $2,000 helped Ignacia to buy materials to repair the cattle barn to keep them warm and improve their milk production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 16, 2013
Apr 26, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 17, 2015