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Dora lives in the Viloma Grande area, 25km from the city of Cochabamba. She works in raw-milk production and agriculture, cultivating onions, carrots and corn. She has three small children, who are 12, 7 and 5 years old. Her partner left her three years ago. Since then, they have lived alone in their home. She has always looked for a way to support her household, which is why she undertakes multiple economic activities, such as agriculture, dairy farming and also helping in a nursery taking care of the plants.

Now she wants to increase the number of her cattle in order to have greater monthly income, since agriculture only helps her on a seasonal basis every six months or when it is harvest time. She needs more monthly income to support her children. For this reason, she sought a loan in order to buy herself one more cow.
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La señora Dora vive por la Zona de Viloma Grande, a 25 Km de la ciudad de Cochabamba, ella se dedica a la produccion de leche cruda y a la agricultura, con el cultivo de cebolla, zanahoria y maiz. Tiene 3 hijos pequeños. de 12, 7 y 5 años. Su concubino la abandono hace tres años. Desde entonces viven solos en su casa y ell a siempre a buscado la forma de sustentar su hogar por eso tiene multiples actividades como la agricultura, la alecheria y ademas ayuda en un vive con el cuida de plantas.

Ahora ella desea aumentar su ganado para poder tener mejores ingresos mensuales pues la agricultura solo le ayuda de forma temporal cada 6 meses o cuando es epoca de cosecha, y ella necesita mas ingresos mensuales pues sus pequeños hijos requieren de mas necesidades. Por esa razon solicito un credito para poder compranse una vaca mas.

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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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  • $31,401,400
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Success!! The loan was 100% repaid

A loan of $700 helped Dora to buy a dairy cow.
100% repaid
Repayment Term
14 months (Additional Information)
Repayment Schedule
Oct 25, 2010
Nov 20, 2010
Currency Exchange Loss:
Mar 15, 2011