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Herminia
Herminia S. G., 36, lives alone with her six young children, who are 15, 10, 8, 6, 4 and 2 years old. They live near Vilomilla in a farming sector of Sipe-Sipe, Quillacollo province.

Herminia is a farmer and also raises dairy cattle for raw milk production. She lives alone with her children because her husband abandoned her a year ago. Since then, she supports her large family by herself.

Herminia milks her cows daily early in the morning. She then returns home to get her children ready for school and takes them there. Next, she takes her cows out to pasture, delivers the milk for sale and returns home to prepare lunch for her children. Thus her daily routine is hard work.

Herminia is always looking to provide her children with a better life, a better education, nutrition and health; everything that is within her grasp to give them, even though life for them has been very hard since their father left. The children hope to study and always help their mother.

She is asking for funding to buy another cow so that milk production will increase thereby increasing income so that she can provide a better standard of living for her family.
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La Señora Herminia S. G. tiene 36 años de edad, ella vive sola y sus 6 hijos los cuales son todos pequeños con edades de 15, 10, 8, 6, 4 y 2 años. Ellos viven en inmediaciones de Vilomilla en una zona agrícola de la Zona de Sipe-Sipe de la provincia de Quillacollo.

La Señora Herminia es una señora que se dedica a la agricultura, y a la producción de leche cruda, la señora vive sola con sus hijos pues hace una año que su esposo la abandono, y desde entonces ella mantiene a su numerosa familia. Herminia ordeña sus vacas todos los días a primeras horas y luego regresa su casa para alistar a sus hijos y llevarlos a su escuela, luego lleva a sus vacas a pastear, a entregar su leche para vender y retorna a su casa para preparar el almuerzo para sus hijos; así todos los días tiene una actividad muy ardua. La señora Herminia es una señora que busca dar siempre una mejor vida a sus hijos, una mejor educación, salud y alimentación, todo lo que pueda en sus posibilidades darles, a pesar de que la vida fue muy dura con ellos desde que se fue su padre, los niños tienen sueños de estudiar y ayudar siempre a su mamá.

Ella solicita el crédito para la compra de una cabeza de ganado lechero de ese modo poder aumentar la producción de leche, y así poder incrementar más sus ingresos y poder ofrecer a su familia un mejor nivel de 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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  • $2,817
    Average annual income
  • 101
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  • $29,035,325
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Herminia to buy dairy cows.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
38 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Monthly
Pre-Disbursed:
Mar 20, 2010
Listed
Mar 30, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
N/A
Ended:
Apr 15, 2011