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Maria Elena
Sra. Maria Elena Z. T., age 25, lives at home with her parents in one of the neighborhoods in the city of Tarija. She is a single mother with one daughter. Maria Elena is a vegetable merchant who has been in business for more than six years at the farmer’s market.

She wants to improve her income so that she can provide a better life for her daughter and indicates that she would like to buy more vegetables. Therefore, this loan will be used to buy merchandise so that she can increase her earnings.

Maria Elena says she wants to give her daughter all the comforts to make her happy. With the next loan that she will request, she plans to buy a plot of land.

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La señora Z. T. Maria Elena tiene 25 años de edad y vive en la casa de sus padres en un barrio de la ciudad de Tarija. Maria Elena es madre soltera tiene una hija. Maria Elena se dedica al comercio de verduras actividad que viene realizando desde hace mas de 6 años esta actividad la realiza en el mercado campesino.
Maria Elena quiere tener mejores ingresos para brindarle una mejor vida a su hija pero ella nos cuenta que quiere comprar mas mercadería es por eso que el credito sera destinado para la compra de mercaderia para de ese modo poder incrementar sus ingresos.
Maria Elena nos cuenta que quiere darle a su hija toda la comodidad que pueda para que sea feliz, por eso nos dice que el proximo credito que solicite sera para la compra de un lote de terreno.

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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
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  • $33,489,225
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Maria Elena purchase more vegetables for her business.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
20 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 13, 2010
Oct 31, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
May 15, 2011