A loan of $1,000 helped to buy a dairy cow to increase their milk production to levels sufficient enough for them to produce cheese.

Marco A.'s story

Marco and his brother produce cow’s milk cheese, which they sell at wholesale quantities in the local markets of the cities of La Paz and Viacha, in Bolivia. The amount of milk that they produce is insufficient and therefore they have to stockpile milk from the community where they live. In this way they also create jobs indirectly for the milk producers of their community.
They live with their parents who are retired and their sister who is studying at the state university UPEA, in the city of El Alto. The family lives in the Achica Baja community, located in the Ingavi province, 3 hours away from the city of La Paz.
They will use the loan to buy a dairy cow of medium quality so that they can increase the amount of milk and therefore cheese they produce.
This is their first Impro loan and our evaluation has determined that they are eligible for it.

Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Sara Roden-Scott

Loan details

Lenders and lending teams

Loan details