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Ana Maria
Ana María makes a living producing cheese from cow's milk, which she sells in various markets in the city of La Paz. Her husband works for the police. Her family lives in the community of Achica Bajo in Ingavi Province in the department of La Paz.

She needs the loan to buy milking equipment that will help her optimize the time for milking as well as be able to have a higher-quality and healthier product.

Ana María's dream is to be able to become one of the largest cheese producers in her area and improve her family's living conditions.
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ANA MARIA se dedica a la producción de quesos de leche de vaca, que los comercializa en distintas ferias de la ciudad de La Paz; el esposo trabaja en la policía. La familia vive en la comunidad Achica Bajo, Provincia Ingavi del departamento de La Paz.

El crédito lo requiere para comprar de maquinaria “ordeñadora”, misma que le ayudará para optimizar el tiempo en el ordeño de la leche y poder contar con un producto de mayor calidad y saludable.

Ana Maria tiene el sueño de poder convertirse en una de las mayores productoras de queso de su área y mejorar las condiciones de vida de su familia.

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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 $2,450 helped Ana Maria to buy a milking machine.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Apr 27, 2013
May 12, 2013
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 17, 2014