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Petrona raises dairy cattle to produce milk. She sells it in one of the milk industrialized plants. She lives with one of her children, who has his own family, in her house located in the community of Nina Chiri, in the Laja sector of the province of Los Andes, department of La Paz. It's an hour from the city of La Paz. She has some heads of pure bred cattle. They need better care, given the weather conditions in the area.

She needs the loan to buy construction materials such as cement, bricks, etc. This way, she can repair the cattle stable and thus improve her production, keeping them in good health.

Petrona's dream is to increase her heads of cattle, caring for their good health.

This is the fourth time she has asked for a loan from IMPRO and the second time with KIVA.
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Petrona se dedica a la crianza de ganado vacuno para la producción de leche la cual vende a una de las Plantas Industrializadoras de Leche. Ella vive con uno de sus hijos el cual ya tiene su respectiva familia, en su casa propia ubicada en la comunidad de Nina Chiri, del Sector Laja de La provincia Los Andes del Departamento de La Paz a una hora de distancia de la ciudad de La Paz cuenta con algunas cabezas de ganado de raza mejorada las cuales requieren mejor cuidado dada las condiciones climatológicas del sector.

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 Petrona es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado, precautelando la buena salud de ellos.

Es la cuarta 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
  • 120
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $34,651,350
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,700 helped Petrona to buy cement and bricks to repair the stable so her dairy cows can be in good health and therefore have better milk production.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
22 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 9, 2013
May 11, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jan 18, 2015