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Francisca is 48 years old and lives with her husband and her 5 children, who are all still young, aged 15, 10, 8, 5 and 2. They live near Viloma GranD., in an agricultural area of Sipe-Sipe, in Quillacollo province.

Francisca works in agriculture together with her family, and they also produce raw milk. With great effort, she and her family were recently able to acquire a small property. Her husband has been unable to obtain work that would generate more income, because he has suffered an accident and has problems with his joints, so he is limited in his activities. For this reason, he only works cultivating his land. The family has two small buildings on the land, which incluD. their bedrooms. They cook on an open fire using wood and clay pots. Francisca is a woman who is always seeking to proviD. a better life for her children, including better food, health and education. However, she herself has never received anything, since her parents abandoned her when she was 12, and she began working in the neighborhood, helping her neighbors with the cleaning and farm work. Through this she learned the traD. of farming, and now she can earn her own money.

She is requesting this loan to buy a milk cow to increase her milk production, as well as some seeds, so that she can increase her income and proviD. her family with a better standard of living.
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La Señora Francisca tiene 48 años D. edad ella vive con su esposo y sus 5 hijos los cuales son todos pequeños con edades D. 15, 10, 8, 5, y 2 años. Ellos viven en inmediaciones D. Viloma GranD. en una zona agrícola D. la Zona D. Sipe-Sipe D. la provincia D. Quillacollo.

La Señora Francisca es una señora que con su familia que se dedica a la agricultura, y a la producción D. leche cruda, la señora y su familia recién pudieron adquirir su pequeña propiedad con mucho esfuerzo, su esposo no pueD. conseguir un trabajo que le genera más ingreso pues sufrió un accidente y tiene problemas en las articulaciones y no pueD. realizar muchas actividades, razón por la cual solo se dedica a cultivar en su terreno, ahí mismo es donD. tienen dos ambientes pequeños, en este ambiente tienen sus dormitorios, la familia cocina en fogón usando leña, y ollas D. barro. La señora Francisca es una señora que busca dar siempre una mejor vida a sus hijos, una mejor educación, salud y alimentación, pues nunca recibió ella nada, pues sus padres la abandonaron desD. los 12 años y empezó trabajando en el barrio ayudado a las vecinas en la limpieza y actividades agrícolas, D. ese modo aprendió del oficio y ahora, pueD. ganar su propio dinero.

Ella solicita el crédito para la compra D. una cabeza D. ganado lechero y así poder aumentar la producción D. leche, y un poco D. semilla D. ese modo incrementar más sus ingresos y poder ofrecer a su familia un mejor nivel D. vida.

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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
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Francisca buying a milk cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Mar 15, 2010
Mar 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Dec 15, 2010