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Pablo and his spouse work making cheese, which they sell at different markets in the town of Achacachi. Pablo lives in his own home and has five children. Two of his children work in the city of La Paz. The other three are in school in the community of Cala Cala, in the municipality of Achacachi, which is a two and a half hour journey away from the city of La Paz.

Pablo has a few cattle, which provide him with milk for his cheese production. He needs this loan in order to buy a dairy cow, which will let him increase his production and his earnings.

Pablo's dream is to acquire more cattle, increasing the production of milk in his community. This is the second time he has requested a loan from IMPRO and his first loan with Kiva. The photo attached also includes his wife.
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Pablo y su esposa se dedican a la elaboración de queso, el cual vende en distintas ferias de la población de Achacachi; vive en casa propia, tiene cinco hijos, dos de sus hijos trabajan en la ciudad de La Paz, y los otros tres se encuentran en etapa escolar en la comunidad Cala Cala del municipio de Achacachi, a dos horas y media de viaje de la ciudad de La Paz, cuenta con pocas cabezas de ganado las cuales le proporcionan leche para su producción de queso.
El credito requiere para compra de una vaca lechera y asi, incrementara su produccion, y sus ingresos.

El sueño de Pablo es incrementar sus cabezas de ganado, aumentando la producción de leche en su comunidad.

Es la segunda vez que solicita crédito junto a IMPRO y la primera vez con KIVA. La foto que se adjunta inclouye a su esposa.

Additional Information


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
  • 121
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    Bolivia Loans Fundraising
  • $36,721,100
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • 6.9
    Bolivia Bolivianos (BOB) = $1 USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $875 helped Pablo to buy a dairy cow to increase his milk production, in order to produce more cheese to sell.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jan 11, 2014
Jan 24, 2014
Currency Exchange Loss:
Aug 17, 2015