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Cirila C., 36, is a very responsible woman who is dedicated to her work. Three years ago her mother died and she had to take in her two younger brothers; she does not know her father because he abandoned them when they were very young.

Cirila lives in the city of Cochabamba in the Vinto Chico community, in a small house that her mother left her. Her main activity is raw milk production that is delivered to a firm that manufactures dairy products. Currently, she has 6 head of dairy cattle.

The funds will be used to by another cow which will increase milk production and thereby income. Among her dreams and goals is to increase her herd of dairy cattle and, most importantly, to continue to help her two brothers so that they can study professional careers since she wasn't even able to finish high school because of the extreme poverty which led to her mother's illness that lasted three years during which time she had to care for her mother and work.
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Cirila C. es una señora de 36 años, ella es muy responsable y dedicada a su trabajo, ya que hace 3 años que falleció su madre y entonces tuvo que hacerse cargo de sus dos hermanos menores a su padres no lo conoce ya que los abandono cuando eran muy pequeños.

La señora Cirila vive en la Ciudad de Cochabamba en la comunidad de Vinto chico, vive en la pequeña casa casa que le dejo su madre, su principal actividad es la producción de la leche cruda cuyo producto entrega a una empresa que se dedica a la elaboración de productos lácteos, actualmente tiene 6 cabezas de ganado lechero.

El préstamo será destinado para la compra de un ganado lechero, con lo cual incrementara la producción de la leche y mejorara el nivel de ingresos.
Entre sus sueños y metas es incrementas la cantidad de ganado lechero, y lo más importante seguir ayudando a sus dos hermanos , y que puedan estudiar una carrera profesional ya que ella no pudo estudiar ni el bachillerato por la extrema escases de recursos económicos por que la madre enfermo durante 3 años y ella tuvo que cuidarla y trabajar.

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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
  • 228
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  • $31,614,775
    Funds lent in using Kiva
  • US Dollars
    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Cirila to buy dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
26 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Feb 5, 2010
Feb 25, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Oct 15, 2010