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Sra. Clorinda R. V. is 28 years old and lives with her three children in the community of Polígano in Mizque Province, Department of Cochabamba. The father of her children left five years ago to find work in Europe, but she has not heard anything from him since he left and does not know if he will return. She is saddened that he abandoned her and her children. Now she must support, care for, and feed her three children by herself.

Sra. Clorinda is admired and respected in the area where she lives because of her dedication to her children and her work. She works every day by helping in neighbors’ fields so that she can earn some money to support her children. Clorinda is requesting a loan to open a vegetable business in town. This will enable her to have more income so that she can provide her children with a better quality of life and the opportunity to attend a school with better conditions. The loan will be a great help with the hard work she puts in to benefit herself and her children.

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La señora Clorinda R. V., tiene 28 años de edad, viven en la Comunidad de Polígono de la Provincia de Mizque del Departamento de Cochabamba, tiene tres hijo, el padre de sus hijos fue a trabajar a Europa hace 5 años y desde que se fue no se volvió a saber más de él. Ella está muy apenada por el abandono del padre de sus hijos y ella sola tiene que mantener, cuidar y alimentar a sus tres hijos.

La señora Clorinda es muy querida y respetada en el lugar donde vive, por lo dedicada a sus hijos y a su trabajo. Trabaja todos los días como ayudante en las cosechas de sus vecinos para ganar algunos pesos y así mantener a sus hijos, ella está solicitando el crédito para abrir un negocio de tienda de verduras en el pueblo y de esta manera tener un mejor ingreso económico y darles una mejor calidad de vida a sus hijos y puedan asistir a la escuela en mejores condiciones. El crédito ayudara mucho a sus hijos y a ella en el duro trabajo que realiza.

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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
  • 222
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  • $31,533,425
    Funds lent in using Kiva
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    Loan transacted in USD

Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $1,200 helped Clorinda operating capital to start a vegetable business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
21 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Jul 19, 2010
Aug 15, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2012