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Santusa works raising cattle for milk production, which she then sells in her community. She also works in agriculture and floriculture as in this region the weather is benign and perfect for such activity. Her house is located in the Rio Abajo community, in the Mecapaca Sector of the province of Murilla, in the Department of La Paz. This is about an hour and a half from the city of La Paz. She currently owns a few head of cattle and crops of vegetables and flowers.

She needs this loan in order to purchase feed for her cattle and thereby improve her milk production. Santusa's goal is to increase the number of cattle she owns, thereby safeguarding the strength of her herd. This is her third loan through IMPRO, and her second loan through Kiva.
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Santusa se dedica a la crianza de ganado vacuno para la producción de leche la cual vende al por menor en su comunidad, también se dedica a la agricultura y floricultura ya que en ese sector el clima es benigno y apto para ello. Su casa está ubicada en la comunidad de rio abajo, del Sector Mecapaca de La provincia Murillo del Departamento de La Paz a una hora y media de distancia de la ciudad de La Paz; cuenta con algunas cabezas de ganado y sembradíos de flores y verduras.

El crédito lo requiere para comprar forraje para su ganado y así mejorar su producción lechera.

El sueño de Santusa es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado, precautelando la buena salud de ellos.

Es la tercera vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la segunda 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
  • 109
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,698,475
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,600 helped Santusa purchase feed for her dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 25, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014