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Sonia P. C., 22, lives 24 km from the city of Cochabamba in the western area. Sonia is single, and she lives in her parents’ house. Her parents’ house is where she has her three dairy cows. They are her greatest source of income.

Sonia has been doing dairy work since she was very small. The family’s primary activities are milk production and agriculture. She has a great deal of knowledge about milk production. She does field work, and she also is studying to be a teacher in the Evangelist University near her community.

The current loan will be used to build a pig farm. She has a vision to diversify her income in order to have some kind of savings. She will sell the pigs biannually.
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La señorita Sonia P. C., tiene 22 años de edad y vive a 24 km de la ciudad de Cochabamba en la zona oeste. La señotita Sonia es soltera y vive en la casa de sus padres. En casa de sus padres es donde tiene sus tres vacas lecheras que son su mayor fuente de ingreso.

La señorita Sonia se dedica a la actividad lechera desde muy pequeña. Ya que la familia tiene como actividad principal la produccion de leche y la agricultura, el conocimiento que tiene la cliente sobre la produccion lechera es muy amplio. Al mismo tiempo que se dedica al trabajo de campo ella estudia para profesora en una Universidad Evangelista cerca de su comunidad.

El presente credito sera empleado en la construccion de un criadero de cerdos, esto con la vision de diversificar sus ingresos y contar con una especie de ahorro, ya que la comercializacion de los cerdos se los raliza semestralmente.

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CIDRE is a Bolivian microfinance institution with a strong social commitment to the community. It works to provide quality financial services to rural and peri-urban borrowers, focusing primarily on agricultural loans for dairy farmers and micro-enterprises. CIDRE targets segments of the population that have not traditionally had access to credit, and invests in much-needed community development projects. It is currently working with coca farmers in the Chapare region to replace coca with less controversial crops. Get more involved by joining the Friends of CIDRE lending team.

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  • $5,500
    Average annual income
  • 156
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  • $32,241,025
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,000 helped Sonia finish building a pig farm to start raising pigs.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Nov 26, 2009
Dec 14, 2009
Currency Exchange Loss:
Jun 15, 2011